Debian DSA-3008-1 : php5 - security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 77307


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. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CVE-2014-3538 It was discovered that the original fix for CVE-2013-7345 did not sufficiently address the problem.
A remote attacker could still cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via a specially crafted input file that triggers backtracking during processing of an awk regular expression rule.

- CVE-2014-3587 It was discovered that the CDF parser of the fileinfo module does not properly process malformed files in the Composite Document File (CDF) format, leading to crashes.

- CVE-2014-3597 It was discovered that the original fix for CVE-2014-4049 did not completely address the issue. A malicious server or man-in-the-middle attacker could cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted DNS TXT record.

- CVE-2014-4670 It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled certain SPL Iterators. A local attacker could use this flaw to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial of service.


Upgrade the php5 packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 5.4.4-14+deb7u13. In addition, this update contains several bugfixes originally targeted for the upcoming Wheezy point release.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 77307

File Name: debian_DSA-3008.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/22/2014

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/21/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3538, CVE-2014-3587, CVE-2014-3597, CVE-2014-4670

BID: 68348, 68513, 69325

DSA: 3008