Debian DSA-2961-1 : php5 - security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 76082


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


It was discovered that PHP, a general-purpose scripting language commonly used for web application development, is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow in the DNS TXT record parsing. A malicious server or man-in-the-middle attacker could possibly use this flaw to execute arbitrary code as the PHP interpreter if a PHP application uses dns_get_record() to perform a DNS query.


Upgrade the php5 packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 5.4.4-14+deb7u11.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 76082

File Name: debian_DSA-2961.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/06/17

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC: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 Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/06/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-4049

BID: 68007

DSA: 2961