Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 / 11.10 : php5 vulnerability (USN-1307-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 57314


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


Florent Hochwelker discovered that PHP incorrectly handled certain EXIF headers in JPEG files. A remote attacker could exploit this issue to view sensitive information or cause the PHP server to crash.

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.


Update the affected php5-cgi and / or php5-cli packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 57314

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1307-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/12/15

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php5-cgi, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php5-cli, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts

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: 2011/12/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-4566

BID: 50907

USN: 1307-1