SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled the quoted_printable_encode function. An attacker could use this flaw to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or to possibly execute arbitrary code.
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.