Debian DSA-3074-1 : php5 - security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79339

Synopsis

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

Description

Francisco Alonso of Red Hat Product Security found an issue in the file utility, whose code is embedded in PHP, a general-purpose scripting language. When checking ELF files, note headers are incorrectly checked, thus potentially allowing attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read and application crash) by supplying a specially crafted ELF file.

As announced in DSA-3064-1 it has been decided to follow the stable 5.4.x releases for the Wheezy php5 packages. Consequently the vulnerability is addressed by upgrading PHP to a new upstream version 5.4.35, which includes additional bug fixes, new features and possibly incompatible changes. Please refer to the upstream changelog for more information :

Solution

Upgrade the php5 packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 5.4.35-0+deb7u1.

See Also

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=768807

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

https://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-3074

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79339

File Name: debian_DSA-3074.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/11/20

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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: 2014/11/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3710

BID: 70807

DSA: 3074