Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : php5 vulnerabilities (USN-1905-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 68923


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled the xml_parse_into_struct function. If a PHP application parsed untrusted XML, an attacker could use this flaw with a specially crafted XML document to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or to possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2013-4113)

It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled the jdtojewish function. An attacker could use this flaw to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2013-4635).

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.


Update the affected libapache2-mod-php5, php5-cgi and / or php5-cli packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 68923

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1905-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/17

Modified: 2017/07/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libapache2-mod-php5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php5-cgi, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php5-cli, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/07/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4113, CVE-2013-4635

BID: 60731, 61128

OSVDB: 93968, 95152

USN: 1905-1