Ubuntu 1569-1: PHP vulnerabilities

    Date17 Sep 2012
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several security issues were fixed in PHP.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1569-1
    September 17, 2012
    php5 vulnerabilities
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 11.10
    - Ubuntu 11.04
    - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
    Several security issues were fixed in PHP.
    Software Description:
    - php5: HTML-embedded scripting language interpreter
    It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled certain character sequences
    when applying HTTP response-splitting protection. A remote attacker could
    create a specially-crafted URL and inject arbitrary headers.
    (CVE-2011-1398, CVE-2012-4388)
    It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled directories with a large
    number of files. This could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary
    code with the privileges of the web server, or to perform a denial of
    service. (CVE-2012-2688)
    It was discovered that PHP incorrectly parsed certain PDO prepared
    statements. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause PHP to crash,
    leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2012-3450)
    Update instructions:
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      php5                            5.3.10-1ubuntu3.4
    Ubuntu 11.10:
      php5                            5.3.6-13ubuntu3.9
    Ubuntu 11.04:
      php5                            5.3.5-1ubuntu7.11
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
      php5                            5.3.2-1ubuntu4.18
    Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
      php5                            5.2.4-2ubuntu5.26
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
      CVE-2011-1398, CVE-2012-2688, CVE-2012-3450, CVE-2012-4388
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