Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 / 13.10 : php5 vulnerabilities (USN-2055-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 71394


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


Stefan Esser discovered that PHP incorrectly parsed certificates. An attacker could use a malformed certificate to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled DateInterval objects.
An attacker could use this issue to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2013-6712).

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: High

ID: 71394

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2055-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/12/13

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/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, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/12/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-6420, CVE-2013-6712

BID: 64018, 64225

OSVDB: 100440, 100979

USN: 2055-1