Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 / 13.10 : php5 vulnerabilities (USN-2055-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 71394
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionStefan 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected libapache2-mod-php5, php5-cgi and / or php5-cli packages.