Debian DSA-2723-1 : php5 - heap corruption

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 68942


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


It was discovered that PHP could perform an invalid free request when processing crafted XML documents, corrupting the heap and potentially leading to arbitrary code execution. Depending on the PHP application, this vulnerability could be exploited remotely.


Upgrade the php5 packages.

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 5.3.3-7+squeeze16.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 5.4.4-14+deb7u3.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 68942

File Name: debian_DSA-2723.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/18

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:php5, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/07/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4113

BID: 61128

DSA: 2723