Ubuntu 1358-1: PHP vulnerabilities

    Date10 Feb 2012
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Multiple vulnerabilities in PHP.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1358-1
    February 10, 2012
    php5 vulnerabilities
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    - Ubuntu 11.10
    - Ubuntu 11.04
    - Ubuntu 10.10
    - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
    Multiple vulnerabilities in PHP.
    Software Description:
    - php5: HTML-embedded scripting language interpreter
    It was discovered that PHP computed hash values for form parameters
    without restricting the ability to trigger hash collisions predictably.
    This could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service by
    sending many crafted parameters. (CVE-2011-4885)
    ATTENTION: this update changes previous PHP behavior by
    limiting the number of external input variables to 1000.
    This may be increased by adding a "max_input_vars"
    directive to the php.ini configuration file. See
    for more information.
    Stefan Esser discovered that the fix to address the predictable hash
    collision issue, CVE-2011-4885, did not properly handle the situation
    where the limit was reached. This could allow a remote attacker to
    cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code via a request
    containing a large number of variables. (CVE-2012-0830)
    It was discovered that PHP did not always check the return value of
    the zend_strndup function. This could allow a remote attacker to
    cause a denial of service. (CVE-2011-4153)
    It was discovered that PHP did not properly enforce libxslt security
    settings. This could allow a remote attacker to create arbitrary
    files via a crafted XSLT stylesheet that uses the libxslt output
    extension. (CVE-2012-0057)
    It was discovered that PHP did not properly enforce that PDORow
    objects could not be serialized and not be saved in a session. A
    remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service via an
    application crash. (CVE-2012-0788)
    It was discovered that PHP allowed the magic_quotes_gpc setting to
    be disabled remotely. This could allow a remote attacker to bypass
    restrictions that could prevent an SQL injection. (CVE-2012-0831)
    USN 1126-1 addressed an issue where the /etc/cron.d/php5 cron job
    for PHP allowed local users to delete arbitrary files via a symlink
    attack on a directory under /var/lib/php5/. Emese Revfy discovered
    that the fix had not been applied to PHP for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. This
    update corrects the issue. We apologize for the error. (CVE-2011-0441)
    Update instructions:
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    Ubuntu 11.10:
      libapache2-mod-php5             5.3.6-13ubuntu3.5
      php5                            5.3.6-13ubuntu3.5
      php5-cgi                        5.3.6-13ubuntu3.5
      php5-cli                        5.3.6-13ubuntu3.5
      php5-common                     5.3.6-13ubuntu3.5
      php5-xsl                        5.3.6-13ubuntu3.5
    Ubuntu 11.04:
      libapache2-mod-php5             5.3.5-1ubuntu7.6
      php5                            5.3.5-1ubuntu7.6
      php5-cgi                        5.3.5-1ubuntu7.6
      php5-cli                        5.3.5-1ubuntu7.6
      php5-common                     5.3.5-1ubuntu7.6
      php5-xsl                        5.3.5-1ubuntu7.6
    Ubuntu 10.10:
      libapache2-mod-php5             5.3.3-1ubuntu9.9
      php5                            5.3.3-1ubuntu9.9
      php5-cgi                        5.3.3-1ubuntu9.9
      php5-cli                        5.3.3-1ubuntu9.9
      php5-common                     5.3.3-1ubuntu9.9
      php5-xsl                        5.3.3-1ubuntu9.9
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
      libapache2-mod-php5             5.3.2-1ubuntu4.13
      php5                            5.3.2-1ubuntu4.13
      php5-cgi                        5.3.2-1ubuntu4.13
      php5-cli                        5.3.2-1ubuntu4.13
      php5-common                     5.3.2-1ubuntu4.13
      php5-xsl                        5.3.2-1ubuntu4.13
    Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
      libapache2-mod-php5             5.2.4-2ubuntu5.22
      php5                            5.2.4-2ubuntu5.22
      php5-cgi                        5.2.4-2ubuntu5.22
      php5-cli                        5.2.4-2ubuntu5.22
      php5-common                     5.2.4-2ubuntu5.22
      php5-xsl                        5.2.4-2ubuntu5.22
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
      CVE-2011-0441, CVE-2011-4153, CVE-2011-4885, CVE-2012-0057,
      CVE-2012-0788, CVE-2012-0830, CVE-2012-0831
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