Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : php5 vulnerability (USN-824-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 40768
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that PHP did not properly handle certain malformed JPEG images when being parsed by the Exif module. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw and cause the PHP server to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.