Debian DSA-2527-1 : php5 - several vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 61520


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: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/14

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#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: 2012/08/13

Reference Information

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

BID: 54638, 54777

DSA: 2527