Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 : php5 vulnerabilities (USN-2952-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 90677

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that the PHP Zip extension incorrectly handled directories when processing certain zip files. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to create arbitrary directories.
(CVE-2014-9767)

It was discovered that the PHP Soap client incorrectly validated data types. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2015-8835, CVE-2016-3185)

It was discovered that the PHP MySQL native driver incorrectly handled TLS connections to MySQL databases. A man in the middle attacker could possibly use this issue to downgrade and snoop on TLS connections.
This vulnerability is known as BACKRONYM. (CVE-2015-8838)

It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled the imagerotate function. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly obtain sensitive information. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 15.10. (CVE-2016-1903)

Hans Jerry Illikainen discovered that the PHP phar extension incorrectly handled certain tar archives. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-2554)

It was discovered that the PHP WDDX extension incorrectly handled certain malformed XML data. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-3141)

It was discovered that the PHP phar extension incorrectly handled certain zip files. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2016-3142)

It was discovered that the PHP libxml_disable_entity_loader() setting was shared between threads. When running under PHP-FPM, this could result in XML external entity injection and entity expansion issues.
This issue only applied to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (No CVE number)

It was discovered that the PHP openssl_random_pseudo_bytes() function did not return cryptographically strong pseudo-random bytes. (No CVE number)

It was discovered that the PHP Fileinfo component incorrectly handled certain magic files. An attacker could use this issue to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE number pending)

It was discovered that the PHP php_snmp_error() function incorrectly handled string formatting. 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 applied to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 15.10. (CVE number pending)

It was discovered that the PHP rawurlencode() function incorrectly handled large strings. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE number pending)

It was discovered that the PHP phar extension incorrectly handled certain filenames in archives. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE number pending)

It was discovered that the PHP mb_strcut() function incorrectly handled string formatting. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE number pending).

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/2952-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 90677

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2952-1.nasl

Version: 2.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/04/22

Updated: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/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-gd, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php5-mysqlnd, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php5-snmp, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/04/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9767, CVE-2015-8835, CVE-2015-8838, CVE-2016-1903, CVE-2016-2554, CVE-2016-3141, CVE-2016-3142, CVE-2016-3185

USN: 2952-1