Debian DSA-2974-1 : php5 - security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 76418

Synopsis

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

Description

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 problems :

- CVE-2014-0207 Francisco Alonso of the Red Hat Security Response Team reported an incorrect boundary check in the cdf_read_short_sector() function.

- CVE-2014-3478 Francisco Alonso of the Red Hat Security Response Team discovered a flaw in the way the truncated pascal string size in the mconvert() function is computed.

- CVE-2014-3479 Francisco Alonso of the Red Hat Security Response Team reported an incorrect boundary check in the cdf_check_stream_offset() function.

- CVE-2014-3480 Francisco Alonso of the Red Hat Security Response Team reported an insufficient boundary check in the cdf_count_chain() function.

- CVE-2014-3487 Francisco Alonso of the Red Hat Security Response Team discovered an incorrect boundary check in the cdf_read_property_info() funtion.

- CVE-2014-3515 Stefan Esser discovered that the ArrayObject and the SPLObjectStorage unserialize() handler do not verify the type of unserialized data before using it. A remote attacker could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code.

- CVE-2014-4721 Stefan Esser discovered a type confusion issue affecting phpinfo(), which might allow an attacker to obtain sensitive information from process memory.

Solution

Upgrade the php5 packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 5.4.4-14+deb7u12. In addition, this update contains several bugfixes originally targeted for the upcoming Wheezy point release.

See Also

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2014-0207

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2014-3478

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2014-3479

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2014-3480

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2014-3487

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2014-3515

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2014-4721

https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/php5

https://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-2974

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 76418

File Name: debian_DSA-2974.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/07/09

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/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: 2014/07/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0207, CVE-2014-3478, CVE-2014-3479, CVE-2014-3480, CVE-2014-3487, CVE-2014-3515, CVE-2014-4721

BID: 68120, 68237, 68238, 68239, 68241, 68243, 68423

DSA: 2974