Debian DSA-2943-1 : php5 - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 74279


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 :

- CVE-2014-0185 The default PHP FPM socket permission has been changed from 0666 to 0660 to mitigate a security vulnerability ( CVE-2014-0185 ) in PHP FPM that allowed any local user to run a PHP code under the active user of FPM process via crafted FastCGI client.

The default Debian setup now correctly sets the listen.owner and to www-data:www-data in default php-fpm.conf. If you have more FPM instances or a webserver not running under www-data user you need to adjust the configuration of FPM pools in /etc/php5/fpm/pool.d/ so the accessing process has rights to access the socket.

- CVE-2014-0237 / CVE-2014-0238 Denial of service in the CDF parser of the fileinfo module.

- CVE-2014-2270 Denial of service in the fileinfo module.


Upgrade the php5 packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 5.4.4-14+deb7u10.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 74279

File Name: debian_DSA-2943.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/3/2014

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:php5, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/1/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0185, CVE-2014-0237, CVE-2014-0238, CVE-2014-2270

BID: 66002, 67118

DSA: 2943