Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 : php5 vulnerability (USN-2163-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73400


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


It was discovered that PHP's embedded libmagic library incorrectly handled PE executables. An attacker could use this issue to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

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: Medium

ID: 73400

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2163-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/04/08

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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:13.10

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/04/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-2270

BID: 66002

USN: 2163-1