Debian DSA-2527-1 : php5 - several vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 61520
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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-2012-2688 A buffer overflow in the scandir() function could lead to denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2012-3450 It was discovered that inconsistent parsing of PDO prepared statements could lead to denial of service.


Upgrade the php5 packages.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 5.3.3-7+squeeze14.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 61520

File Name: debian_DSA-2527.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/14/2012

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/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: 8/13/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2688, CVE-2012-3450

BID: 54638, 54777

DSA: 2527