Debian DSA-3117-1 : php5 - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 80308


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.

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 vulnerabilities are addressed by upgrading PHP to a new upstream version 5.4.36, which includes additional bug fixes, new features and possibly incompatible changes. Please refer to the upstream changelog for more information :

Two additional patches were applied on top of the imported new upstream version. An out-of-bounds read flaw was fixed which could lead php5-cgi to crash. Moreover a bug with php5-pgsql in combination with PostgreSQL 9.1 was fixed (Debian Bug #773182).


Upgrade the php5 packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 5.4.36-0+deb7u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 80308

File Name: debian_DSA-3117.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/2/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:ND/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: 12/31/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8142

BID: 71791

DSA: 3117