Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
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
/usr/share/doc/php5-cgi/README.Debian.gz; 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.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
Update the affected php5-cgi package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : true