USN-3953-1: PHP vulnerabilities

23 April 2019

php7.0, php7.2 vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 19.04
  • Ubuntu 18.10
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in PHP.

Software Description

  • php7.2 - HTML-embedded scripting language interpreter
  • php7.0 - HTML-embedded scripting language interpreter


It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled certain exif tags in JPEG images. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 19.04
libapache2-mod-php7.2 - 7.2.17-0ubuntu0.19.04.1
php7.2-cgi - 7.2.17-0ubuntu0.19.04.1
php7.2-cli - 7.2.17-0ubuntu0.19.04.1
php7.2-fpm - 7.2.17-0ubuntu0.19.04.1
Ubuntu 18.10
libapache2-mod-php7.2 - 7.2.17-0ubuntu0.18.10.1
php7.2-cgi - 7.2.17-0ubuntu0.18.10.1
php7.2-cli - 7.2.17-0ubuntu0.18.10.1
php7.2-fpm - 7.2.17-0ubuntu0.18.10.1
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
libapache2-mod-php7.2 - 7.2.17-0ubuntu0.18.04.1
php7.2-cgi - 7.2.17-0ubuntu0.18.04.1
php7.2-cli - 7.2.17-0ubuntu0.18.04.1
php7.2-fpm - 7.2.17-0ubuntu0.18.04.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
libapache2-mod-php7.0 - 7.0.33-0ubuntu0.16.04.4
php7.0-cgi - 7.0.33-0ubuntu0.16.04.4
php7.0-cli - 7.0.33-0ubuntu0.16.04.4
php7.0-fpm - 7.0.33-0ubuntu0.16.04.4

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Ubuntu 18.10, and Ubuntu 19.04, this update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug fixes.

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.