Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 / 16.04 LTS : php5, php7.0 vulnerabilities (USN-2984-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 91320
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Synopsis

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

Description

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. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2015-8865)

Hans Jerry Illikainen discovered that the PHP Zip extension incorrectly handled certain malformed Zip archives. 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 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2016-3078)

It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled invalid indexes in the SplDoublyLinkedList class. An 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 16.04 LTS.
(CVE-2016-3132)

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. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2016-4070)

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 affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
(CVE-2016-4071)

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. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
(CVE-2016-4072)

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. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
(CVE-2016-4073)

It was discovered that the PHP phar extension incorrectly handled certain archive files. 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 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 15.10. (CVE-2016-4342, CVE-2016-4343)

It was discovered that the PHP bcpowmod() function incorrectly handled memory. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2016-4537, CVE-2016-4538)

It was discovered that the PHP XML parser 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-2016-4539)

It was discovered that certain PHP grapheme functions incorrectly handled negative offsets. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2016-4540, CVE-2016-4541)

It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled certain malformed EXIF tags. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2016-4542, CVE-2016-4543, CVE-2016-4544).

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/2984-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 91320

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2984-1.nasl

Version: 2.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/25/2016

Updated: 9/18/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.3

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libapache2-mod-php5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libapache2-mod-php7.0, 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:php7.0-cgi, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php7.0-cli, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:php7.0-fpm, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/24/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/20/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8865, CVE-2016-3078, CVE-2016-3132, CVE-2016-4070, CVE-2016-4071, CVE-2016-4072, CVE-2016-4073, CVE-2016-4342, CVE-2016-4343, CVE-2016-4537, CVE-2016-4538, CVE-2016-4539, CVE-2016-4540, CVE-2016-4541, CVE-2016-4542, CVE-2016-4543, CVE-2016-4544

USN: 2984-1