Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : php5 vulnerabilities (USN-1569-1)

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 incorrectly handled certain character
sequences when applying HTTP response-splitting protection. A remote
attacker could create a specially crafted URL and inject arbitrary
headers. (CVE-2011-1398, CVE-2012-4388)

It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled directories with a
large number of files. This could allow a remote attacker to execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the web server, or to perform a
denial of service. (CVE-2012-2688)

It was discovered that PHP incorrectly parsed certain PDO prepared
statements. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause PHP to
crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2012-3450).

Solution :

Update the affected php5 package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.8
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62178 ()

Bugtraq ID: 54638

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1398