Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : php5 vulnerabilities (USN-3566-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 106792
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Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled the PHAR 404 error page. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. (CVE-2018-5712)

It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled memory when unserializing certain data. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-12933)

It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled 'front of' and 'back of' date directives. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2017-16642).

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.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3566-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 106792

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3566-1.nasl

Version: 3.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/13/2018

Updated: 9/18/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libapache2-mod-php5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php5-cgi, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php5-cli, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php5-fpm, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/12/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/18/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-12933, CVE-2017-16642, CVE-2018-5712

USN: 3566-1