PHP 5.5.x < 5.5.10 Multiple Vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 72882
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The remote web server uses a version of PHP that is potentially affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its banner, the version of PHP 5.5.x installed on the remote host is a version prior to 5.5.10. It is, therefore, potentially affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- An error exists related to the Fileinfo extension and the bundled libmagic library that could allow denial of service attacks. (CVE-2014-1943)

- An error exists related to the Fileinfo extension and the process of analyzing Portable Executable (PE) format files that could allow denial of service attacks or possibly arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2014-2270)

- The fix for CVE-2013-7327 was incomplete and NULL pointers can still be dereferenced. (Bug #66815)

Note that this plugin does not attempt to exploit these issues, but instead relies only on PHP's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to PHP version 5.5.10 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72882

File Name: php_5_5_10.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 3/7/2014

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: php_version.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-1943


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:php:php

Required KB Items: www/PHP

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 3/6/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/20/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1943, CVE-2014-2270

BID: 65596, 66002