PHP 5.5.x < 5.5.10 Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 8154
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The remote web server uses a version of PHP that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


PHP versions earlier than 5.5.10 are potentially affected by the following vulnerabilities:

- An error related to the Fileinfo extension and the bundled libmagic library can be leveraged by an attacker for denial-of-service attacks (CVE-2014-1943)

- An error related to the Fileinfo extension and process for analyzing Portable Executable (PE) format files could be leveraged by an attacker for arbitrary code execution or denial of service (CVE-2014-2270)

- The fix for CVE-2013-7327 was incomplete, and has since been rectified (Bug 66815)


Apply the vendor patch or upgrade to PHP version 5.5.10 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 8154

Family: Web Servers

Published: 3/10/2014

Updated: 3/6/2019

Dependencies: 8682

Nessus ID: 72882

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:X/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:php:php:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Patch Publication Date: 3/6/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/6/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1943, CVE-2014-2270

BID: 65596, 66002