Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 9.04 / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS : php5 vulnerabilities (USN-989-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 49306

Synopsis

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

Description

Auke van Slooten discovered that PHP incorrectly handled certain xmlrpc requests. An attacker could exploit this issue to cause the PHP server to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, 8.04 LTS, 9.04 and 9.10. (CVE-2010-0397)

It was discovered that the pseudorandom number generator in PHP did not provide the expected entropy. An attacker could exploit this issue to predict values that were intended to be random, such as session cookies. This issue only affected Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, 8.04 LTS, 9.04 and 9.10. (CVE-2010-1128)

It was discovered that PHP did not properly handle directory pathnames that lacked a trailing slash character. An attacker could exploit this issue to bypass safe_mode restrictions. This issue only affected Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, 8.04 LTS, 9.04 and 9.10. (CVE-2010-1129)

Grzegorz Stachowiak discovered that the PHP session extension did not properly handle semicolon characters. An attacker could exploit this issue to bypass safe_mode restrictions. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, 9.04 and 9.10. (CVE-2010-1130)

Stefan Esser discovered that PHP incorrectly decoded remote HTTP chunked encoding streams. An attacker could exploit this issue to cause the PHP server to crash and possibly execute arbitrary code with application privileges. This issue only affected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.
(CVE-2010-1866)

Mateusz Kocielski discovered that certain PHP SQLite functions incorrectly handled empty SQL queries. An attacker could exploit this issue to possibly execute arbitrary code with application privileges.
(CVE-2010-1868)

Mateusz Kocielski discovered that PHP incorrectly handled certain arguments to the fnmatch function. An attacker could exploit this flaw and cause the PHP server to consume all available stack memory, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2010-1917)

Stefan Esser discovered that PHP incorrectly handled certain strings in the phar extension. An attacker could exploit this flaw to possibly view sensitive information. This issue only affected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.
(CVE-2010-2094, CVE-2010-2950)

Stefan Esser discovered that PHP incorrectly handled deserialization of SPLObjectStorage objects. A remote attacker could exploit this issue to view sensitive information and possibly execute arbitrary code with application privileges. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, 9.04, 9.10 and 10.04 LTS. (CVE-2010-2225)

It was discovered that PHP incorrectly filtered error messages when limits for memory, execution time, or recursion were exceeded. A remote attacker could exploit this issue to possibly view sensitive information. (CVE-2010-2531)

Stefan Esser discovered that the PHP session serializer incorrectly handled the PS_UNDEF_MARKER marker. An attacker could exploit this issue to alter arbitrary session variables. (CVE-2010-3065).

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/989-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 49306

File Name: ubuntu_USN-989-1.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/09/21

Updated: 2019/09/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libapache2-mod-php5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libapache2-mod-php5filter, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php-pear, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php5-cgi, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php5-cli, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php5-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php5-curl, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php5-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php5-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php5-enchant, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php5-gd, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php5-gmp, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php5-intl, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php5-ldap, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php5-mhash, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php5-mysql, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php5-mysqli, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php5-odbc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php5-pgsql, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php5-pspell, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php5-recode, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php5-snmp, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php5-sqlite, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php5-sybase, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php5-tidy, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php5-xmlrpc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php5-xsl, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/09/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/03/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0397, CVE-2010-1128, CVE-2010-1129, CVE-2010-1130, CVE-2010-1866, CVE-2010-1868, CVE-2010-1917, CVE-2010-2094, CVE-2010-2225, CVE-2010-2531, CVE-2010-2950, CVE-2010-3065

BID: 38182, 38430, 38431, 38708, 39877, 40013, 40173, 40948, 41991

USN: 989-1