Debian DSA-2816-1 : php5 - several vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 71402


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


Several vulnerabilities were found in PHP, a general-purpose scripting language commonly used for web application development. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following issues :

- CVE-2013-6420 Stefan Esser reported possible memory corruption in openssl_x509_parse().

- CVE-2013-6712 Creating DateInterval objects from parsed ISO dates was not properly restricted, which allowed to cause a denial of service.

In addition, the update for Debian 7 'Wheezy' contains several bugfixes originally targeted for the upcoming Wheezy point release.


Upgrade the php5 packages.

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in version 5.3.3-7+squeeze18.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 5.4.4-14+deb7u7.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 71402

File Name: debian_DSA-2816.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/14/2013

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:POC/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: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/12/2013

Reference Information

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

BID: 64018, 64225

DSA: 2816