Amazon Linux AMI : php72 (ALAS-2020-1350)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 134572


The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


In PHP versions 7.3.x below 7.3.15 and 7.4.x below 7.4.3, while extracting PHAR files on Windows using phar extension, certain content inside PHAR file could lead to one-byte read past the allocated buffer. This could potentially lead to information disclosure or crash. (CVE-2020-7061)

In PHP versions 7.2.x below 7.2.28, 7.3.x below 7.3.15 and 7.4.x below 7.4.3, when using file upload functionality, if upload progress tracking is enabled, but session.upload_progress.cleanup is set to 0 (disabled), and the file upload fails, the upload procedure would try to clean up data that does not exist and encounter NULL pointer dereference, which would likely lead to a crash. (CVE-2020-7062)

In PHP versions 7.2.x below 7.2.28, 7.3.x below 7.3.15 and 7.4.x below 7.4.3, when creating PHAR archive using PharData::buildFromIterator() function, the files are added with default permissions (0666, or all access) even if the original files on the filesystem were with more restrictive permissions. This may result in files having more lax permissions than intended when such archive is extracted.


Run 'yum update php72' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 134572

File Name: ala_ALAS-2020-1350.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/16/2020

Updated: 3/22/2024

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.0


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-7061


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.1

Temporal Score: 8.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/13/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/27/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-7061, CVE-2020-7062, CVE-2020-7063

ALAS: 2020-1350