Debian DSA-2408-1 : php5 - several vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 57925
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VPR Score: 6.7


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


Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in PHP, the web scripting language. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following issues :

- CVE-2011-1072 It was discovered that insecure handling of temporary files in the PEAR installer could lead to denial of service.

- CVE-2011-4153 Maksymilian Arciemowicz discovered that a NULL pointer dereference in the zend_strndup() function could lead to denial of service.

- CVE-2012-0781 Maksymilian Arciemowicz discovered that a NULL pointer dereference in the tidy_diagnose() function could lead to denial of service.

- CVE-2012-0788 It was discovered that missing checks in the handling of PDORow objects could lead to denial of service.

- CVE-2012-0831 It was discovered that the magic_quotes_gpc setting could be disabled remotely.

This update also addresses PHP bugs, which are not treated as security issues in Debian (see, but which were fixed nonetheless: CVE-2010-4697, CVE-2011-1092, CVE-2011-1148, CVE-2011-1464, CVE-2011-1467 CVE-2011-1468, CVE-2011-1469, CVE-2011-1470, CVE-2011-1657, CVE-2011-3182 CVE-2011-3267


Upgrade the php5 packages.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 5.3.3-7+squeeze8.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 57925

File Name: debian_DSA-2408.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/14/2012

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:php5, 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: 2/13/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4697, CVE-2011-1072, CVE-2011-1092, CVE-2011-1148, CVE-2011-1464, CVE-2011-1467, CVE-2011-1468, CVE-2011-1469, CVE-2011-1470, CVE-2011-1657, CVE-2011-3182, CVE-2011-3267, CVE-2011-4153, CVE-2012-0781, CVE-2012-0788, CVE-2012-0831

BID: 46605, 51417, 51952, 51954

DSA: 2408