SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled certain Tidy::diagnose operations on invalid objects. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause PHP to crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2012-0781)
It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled certain multi-file upload filenames. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause a denial of service, or to perform a directory traversal attack.
Rubin Xu and Joseph Bonneau discovered that PHP incorrectly handled certain Unicode characters in passwords passed to the crypt() function. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to bypass authentication. (CVE-2012-2143)
It was discovered that a Debian/Ubuntu specific patch caused PHP to incorrectly handle empty salt strings. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to bypass authentication. This issue only affected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and Ubuntu 11.04. (CVE-2012-2317)
It was discovered that PHP, when used as a stand alone CGI processor for the Apache Web Server, did not properly parse and filter query strings. This could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code running with the privilege of the web server, or to perform a denial of service. Configurations using mod_php5 and FastCGI were not vulnerable. (CVE-2012-2335, CVE-2012-2336)
Alexander Gavrun discovered that the PHP Phar extension incorrectly handled certain malformed TAR files. A remote attacker could use this flaw to perform a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-2386).
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected php5 package.