Debian DSA-2195-1 : php5 - several vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 52719


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Stephane Chazelas discovered that the cronjob of the PHP 5 package in Debian suffers from a race condition which might be used to remove arbitrary files from a system (CVE-2011-0441 ).

When upgrading your php5-common package take special care to acceptthe changes to the /etc/cron.d/php5 file. Ignoring them would leave the system vulnerable.


Upgrade the php5 packages.

For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 5.2.6.dfsg.1-1+lenny10.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 5.3.3-7+squeeze1.

Additionally, the following vulnerabilities have also been fixed in the oldstable distribution (lenny) :

- CVE-2010-3709 Maksymilian Arciemowicz discovered that the ZipArchive class may dereference a NULL pointer when extracting comments from a ZIP archive, leading to application crash and possible denial of service.

- CVE-2010-3710

Stefan Neufeind discovered that the FILTER_VALIDATE_EMAIL filter does not correctly handle long, to be validated, strings. Such crafted strings may lead to denial of service because of high memory consumption and application crash.

- CVE-2010-3870

It was discovered that PHP does not correctly handle certain UTF-8 sequences and may be used to bypass XSS protections.

- CVE-2010-4150

Mateusz Kocielski discovered that the IMAP extension may try to free already freed memory when processing user credentials, leading to application crash and possibly arbitrary code execution.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 52719

File Name: debian_DSA-2195.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/21/2011

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:php5, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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: 3/19/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3709, CVE-2010-3710, CVE-2010-3870, CVE-2010-4150, CVE-2011-0441

BID: 43926, 44605, 44718, 44980

DSA: 2195