PHP 5.5.x < 5.5.15 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 76772

Synopsis

The remote web server uses a version of PHP that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

According to its banner, the version of PHP 5.5.x in use on the remote web server is a version prior to 5.5.15. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- A use-after-free error exists in the file 'ext/spl/spl_dllist.c' related to the Standard PHP Library (SPL). Using a specially crafted iterator, an attacker could cause a denial of service condition or other unspecified impacts. (CVE-2014-4670)

- A use-after-free error exists in the file 'ext/spl/spl_array.c' related to the Standard PHP Library (SPL). This could allow an attacker, using 'ArrayObjects' or 'ArrayIterator', to cause a denial of service condition or other unspecified impacts.
(CVE-2014-4698)

- The function 'sapi_cli_server_send_headers' in the file 'sapi/cli/php_cli_server.c' contains an error that does not properly handle an empty 'header' parameter and could allow denial of service attacks. Note that this issue affects only the built-in command line development server.

Note that Nessus has not attempted to exploit these issues, but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Upgrade to PHP version 5.5.15 or later.

See Also

https://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=67539

https://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=67538

https://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=66830

http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-5.php#5.5.15

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 76772

File Name: php_5_5_15.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 2014/07/25

Updated: 2019/01/02

Dependencies: 48243

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-4698

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:php:php

Required KB Items: www/PHP

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 2014/07/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/03/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-4670, CVE-2014-4698

BID: 68511, 68513