Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : php5 vulnerabilities (USN-2501-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 81399
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Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

Stefan Esser discovered that PHP incorrectly handled unserializing objects. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2014-8142, CVE-2015-0231)

Brian Carpenter discovered that the PHP CGI component incorrectly handled invalid files. A local attacker could use this issue to obtain sensitive information, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.10. (CVE-2014-9427)

It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled certain pascal strings in the fileinfo extension. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.10. (CVE-2014-9652)

Alex Eubanks discovered that PHP incorrectly handled EXIF data in JPEG images. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.10.
(CVE-2015-0232)

It was discovered that the PHP opcache component incorrectly handled memory. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.10. (CVE-2015-1351)

It was discovered that the PHP PostgreSQL database extension incorrectly handled certain pointers. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.10. (CVE-2015-1352).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2501-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 81399

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2501-1.nasl

Version: 1.21

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/18/2015

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libapache2-mod-php5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php5-cgi, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php5-cli, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php5-fpm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php5-pgsql, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/17/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/20/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8142, CVE-2014-9427, CVE-2014-9652, CVE-2015-0231, CVE-2015-0232, CVE-2015-1351, CVE-2015-1352

BID: 71791, 71833, 71929, 71932, 72505, 72539, 72541

USN: 2501-1