Ubuntu 1937-1: PHP vulnerability

    Date 05 Sep 2013
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Fraudulent security certificates could allow sensitive information to be exposed when accessing the Internet.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1937-1
    September 05, 2013
    
    php5 vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 13.04
    - Ubuntu 12.10
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Fraudulent security certificates could allow sensitive information to
    be exposed when accessing the Internet.
    
    Software Description:
    - php5: HTML-embedded scripting language interpreter
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that PHP did not properly handle certificates with NULL
    characters in the Subject Alternative Name field. An attacker could exploit
    this to perform a man in the middle attack to view sensitive information or
    alter encrypted communications.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 13.04:
      libapache2-mod-php5             5.4.9-4ubuntu2.3
      php5-cgi                        5.4.9-4ubuntu2.3
      php5-cli                        5.4.9-4ubuntu2.3
    
    Ubuntu 12.10:
      libapache2-mod-php5             5.4.6-1ubuntu1.4
      php5-cgi                        5.4.6-1ubuntu1.4
      php5-cli                        5.4.6-1ubuntu1.4
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      libapache2-mod-php5             5.3.10-1ubuntu3.8
      php5-cgi                        5.3.10-1ubuntu3.8
      php5-cli                        5.3.10-1ubuntu3.8
    
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
      libapache2-mod-php5             5.3.2-1ubuntu4.21
      libapache2-mod-php5filter       5.3.2-1ubuntu4.21
      php5-cgi                        5.3.2-1ubuntu4.21
      php5-cli                        5.3.2-1ubuntu4.21
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1937-1
      CVE-2013-4248
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/php5/5.4.9-4ubuntu2.3
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/php5/5.4.6-1ubuntu1.4
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/php5/5.3.10-1ubuntu3.8
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/php5/5.3.2-1ubuntu4.21
    
    
    

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