Debian DLA-1608-1 : php5 security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 119695
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Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

Vulnerabilities have been discovered in php5, a server-side, HTML-embedded scripting language. Note that this update includes a change to the default behavior for IMAP connections. See below for details.

CVE-2018-19518

An argument injection vulnerability in imap_open() may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary OS commands on the IMAP server.

The fix for the CVE-2018-19518 vulnerability included this additional note from the upstream developers :

Starting with 5.6.38, rsh/ssh logins are disabled by default. Use imap.enable_insecure_rsh if you want to enable them. Note that the IMAP library does not filter mailbox names before passing them to rsh/ssh command, thus passing untrusted data to this function with rsh/ssh enabled is insecure.

CVE-2018-19935

A NULL pointer dereference leads to an application crash and a denial of service via an empty string in the message argument to the imap_mail function of ext/imap/php_imap.c.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 5.6.39+dfsg-0+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your php5 packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/12/msg00006.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/jessie/php5

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 119695

File Name: debian_DLA-1608.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/17/2018

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.5

Temporal Score: 7

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libapache2-mod-php5, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libapache2-mod-php5filter, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libphp5-embed, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:php-pear, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:php5, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:php5-cgi, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:php5-cli, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:php5-common, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:php5-curl, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:php5-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:php5-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:php5-enchant, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:php5-fpm, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:php5-gd, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:php5-gmp, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:php5-imap, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:php5-interbase, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:php5-intl, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:php5-ldap, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:php5-mcrypt, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:php5-mysql, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:php5-mysqlnd, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:php5-odbc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:php5-pgsql, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:php5-phpdbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:php5-pspell, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:php5-readline, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:php5-recode, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:php5-snmp, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:php5-sqlite, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:php5-sybase, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:php5-tidy, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:php5-xmlrpc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:php5-xsl, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/16/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/25/2018

Exploitable With

Metasploit (php imap_open Remote Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-19518, CVE-2018-19935