Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : php5 vulnerability (USN-1761-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 65547
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled XML external entities in SOAP WSDL files. A remote attacker could use this flaw to read arbitrary files off the server.
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SolutionUpdate the affected php5 package.