Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : php5 vulnerability (USN-1437-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that PHP, when used as a stand alone CGI processor
for the Apache Web Server, did not properly parse and filter query
strings. This could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code
running with the privilege of the web server. Configurations using
mod_php5 and FastCGI were not vulnerable.

This update addresses the issue when the PHP CGI interpreter is
configured using mod_cgi and mod_actions as described in
however, if an alternate
configuration is used to enable PHP CGI processing, it should be
reviewed to ensure that command line arguments cannot be passed to the
PHP interpreter. Please see CVE-2012-2311 for more details and
potential mitigation approaches.

Solution :

Update the affected php5-cgi package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59016 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-1823