Debian DSA-3783-1 : php5 - security update

critical Nessus Plugin ID 97068


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


Several issues have been discovered in PHP, a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language.

- CVE-2016-10158 Loading a TIFF or JPEG malicious file can lead to a Denial-of-Service attack when the EXIF header is being parsed.

- CVE-2016-10159 Loading a malicious phar archive can cause an extensive memory allocation, leading to a Denial-of-Service attack on 32 bit computers.

- CVE-2016-10160 An attacker might remotely execute arbitrary code using a malicious phar archive. This is the consequence of an off-by-one memory corruption.

- CVE-2016-10161 An attacker with control of the unserialize() function argument can cause an out-of-bounce read. This could lead to a Denial-of-Service attack or a remote code execution.


Upgrade the php5 packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 5.6.30+dfsg-0+deb8u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 97068

File Name: debian_DSA-3783.nasl

Version: 3.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/9/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


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


Risk Factor: Critical

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: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:php5, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/8/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-10158, CVE-2016-10159, CVE-2016-10160, CVE-2016-10161

DSA: 3783