Ubuntu 3857-1: PEAR vulnerability

    Date14 Jan 2019
    CategoryUbuntu
    3010
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3857-1
    January 14, 2019
    
    php-pear vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 18.10
    - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
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    PEAR could be made to run programs if it processed a specially crafted
    file.
    
    Software Description:
    - php-pear: PHP Extension and Application Repository
    
    Details:
    
    Fariskhi Vidyan discovered that PEAR Archive_Tar incorrectly handled
    certain archive paths. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to
    execute arbitrary code.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 18.10:
      php-pear                        1:1.10.5+submodules+notgz-1ubuntu1.18.10.1
    
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
      php-pear                        1:1.10.5+submodules+notgz-1ubuntu1.18.04.1
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      php-pear                        1:1.10.1+submodules+notgz-6ubuntu0.1
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3857-1
      CVE-2018-1000888
    
    Package Information:
    
    https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/php-pear/1:1.10.5+submodules+notgz-1ubuntu1.18.10.1
    
    https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/php-pear/1:1.10.5+submodules+notgz-1ubuntu1.18.04.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/php-pear/1:1.10.1+submodules+notgz-6ubuntu0.1
    
    
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