Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS : PHP vulnerabilities (USN-3766-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 117539

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled restarting certain child processes when php-fpm is used. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. This issue was only addressed in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. (CVE-2015-9253)

It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled certain exif tags in JPEG images. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2018-14851, CVE-2018-14883).

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/3766-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 117539

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3766-1.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/09/18

Updated: 2020/09/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libapache2-mod-php5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libapache2-mod-php7.0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libapache2-mod-php7.2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php5-cgi, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php5-cli, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php5-fpm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php7.0-cgi, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php7.0-cli, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php7.0-fpm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php7.2-cgi, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php7.2-cli, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php7.2-fpm, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/09/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/02/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-9253, CVE-2018-14851, CVE-2018-14883

USN: 3766-1