Ubuntu 2501-1: PHP vulnerabilities

    Date17 Feb 2015
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several security issues were fixed in PHP.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2501-1
    February 17, 2015
    
    php5 vulnerabilities
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 14.10
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Several security issues were fixed in PHP.
    
    Software Description:
    - php5: HTML-embedded scripting language interpreter
    
    Details:
    
    Stefan Esser discovered that PHP incorrectly handled unserializing objects.
    A remote attacker could use this issue to cause PHP to crash, resulting in
    a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-8142,
    CVE-2015-0231)
    
    Brian Carpenter discovered that the PHP CGI component incorrectly handled
    invalid files. A local attacker could use this issue to obtain sensitive
    information, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.10. (CVE-2014-9427)
    
    It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled certain pascal strings in
    the fileinfo extension. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to
    cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only
    affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.10. (CVE-2014-9652)
    
    Alex Eubanks discovered that PHP incorrectly handled EXIF data 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.
    This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.10. (CVE-2015-0232)
    
    It was discovered that the PHP opcache component incorrectly handled
    memory. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause PHP to
    crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary
    code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.10.
    (CVE-2015-1351)
    
    It was discovered that the PHP PostgreSQL database extension incorrectly
    handled certain pointers. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue
    to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly
    execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and
    Ubuntu 14.10. (CVE-2015-1352)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 14.10:
      libapache2-mod-php5             5.5.12+dfsg-2ubuntu4.2
      php5-cgi                        5.5.12+dfsg-2ubuntu4.2
      php5-cli                        5.5.12+dfsg-2ubuntu4.2
      php5-fpm                        5.5.12+dfsg-2ubuntu4.2
      php5-pgsql                      5.5.12+dfsg-2ubuntu4.2
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      libapache2-mod-php5             5.5.9+dfsg-1ubuntu4.6
      php5-cgi                        5.5.9+dfsg-1ubuntu4.6
      php5-cli                        5.5.9+dfsg-1ubuntu4.6
      php5-fpm                        5.5.9+dfsg-1ubuntu4.6
      php5-pgsql                      5.5.9+dfsg-1ubuntu4.6
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      libapache2-mod-php5             5.3.10-1ubuntu3.16
      php5-cgi                        5.3.10-1ubuntu3.16
      php5-cli                        5.3.10-1ubuntu3.16
      php5-fpm                        5.3.10-1ubuntu3.16
      php5-pgsql                      5.3.10-1ubuntu3.16
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2501-1
      CVE-2014-8142, CVE-2014-9427, CVE-2014-9652, CVE-2015-0231,
      CVE-2015-0232, CVE-2015-1351, CVE-2015-1352
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/php5/5.5.12+dfsg-2ubuntu4.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/php5/5.5.9+dfsg-1ubuntu4.6
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/php5/5.3.10-1ubuntu3.16
    
    
    
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