Amazon Linux AMI : php72 (ALAS-2018-1067)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 112094
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The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


exif_process_IFD_in_MAKERNOTE in ext/exif/exif.c in PHP 7.2.x before 7.2.8 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read and application crash) via a crafted JPEG file.(CVE-2018-14851)

exif_read_from_impl in ext/exif/exif.c in PHP 7.2.x through 7.2.7 allows attackers to trigger a use-after-free (in exif_read_from_file) because it closes a stream that it is not responsible for closing. The vulnerable code is reachable through the PHP exif_read_data function.(CVE-2018-12882)

An issue was discovered in PHP 7.2.x before 7.2.8. An Integer Overflow leads to a heap-based buffer over-read in exif_thumbnail_extract of exif.c.(CVE-2018-14883)


Run 'yum update php72' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 112094

File Name: ala_ALAS-2018-1067.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/24/2018

Updated: 8/31/2018

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php72, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php72-bcmath, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php72-cli, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php72-common, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php72-dba, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php72-dbg, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php72-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php72-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php72-embedded, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php72-enchant, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php72-fpm, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php72-gd, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php72-gmp, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php72-imap, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php72-intl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php72-json, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php72-ldap, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php72-mbstring, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php72-mysqlnd, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php72-odbc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php72-opcache, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php72-pdo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php72-pdo-dblib, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php72-pgsql, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php72-process, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php72-pspell, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php72-recode, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php72-snmp, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php72-soap, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php72-tidy, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php72-xml, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php72-xmlrpc, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AmazonLinux/release, Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 8/22/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-12882, CVE-2018-14851, CVE-2018-14883

ALAS: 2018-1067