Ubuntu 4.10 : php4 vulnerabilities (USN-40-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2004-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Stefan Esser reported several buffer overflows in PHP's variable
unserializing handling. These could allow an attacker to execute
arbitrary code on the server with the PHP interpreter's privileges by
sending specially crafted input strings (form data, cookie values, and

Additionally, Ilia Alshanetsky discovered a buffer overflow in the
exif_read_data() function. Attackers could execute arbitrary code on
the server by sending a JPEG image with a very long 'sectionname'
value to PHP applications that support image uploads.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20657 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1019