PHP 5.4.x < 5.4.37 / 5.5.x < 5.5.21 / 5.6.x < 5.6.5 Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 8615
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The remote web server uses a version of PHP that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


PHP versions 5.4.x prior to 5.4.37, 5.5.x prior to 5.5.21, and 5.6.x prior to 5.6.5 are exposed to the following issues:

- The CGI component has an out-of-bounds read flaw in file 'cgi_main.c' when nmap is used to process an invalid file that begins with a hash character (#) but lacks a newline character. A remote attacker, using a specially crafted PHP file, can exploit this vulnerability to disclose memory contents, cause a denial of service, or possibly execute code. (Bug 68618 / CVE-2014-9427)

- A use-after-free memory error exists in the function 'process_nested_data' within '' due to the improper handling of duplicate numerical keys within the serialized properties of an object. A remote attacker, using a crafted unserialize method call, can exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code. (Bug 68710 / CVE-2015-0231)

- A flaw exists in function 'exif_process_unicode' within 'exif.c' that allows freeing an uninitialized pointer. A remote attacker, using specially crafted EXIF data in a JPEG image, can exploit this to cause a denial of service or to execute arbitrary code. (Bug 68799 / CVE-2015-0232)

- An out-of-bounds read flaw exists in the 'fileinfo' extension of the 'src/softmagic.c' source file when handling certain Pascal strings. A remote attacker can exploit this issue to crash the affected application, denying service to legitimate users. (Bug 68735 / CVE-2014-9652)


Apply the vendor's patch, or upgrade to the latest version. These issues have been fixed in versions 5.4.37, 5.5.21, 5.6.5 and later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 8615

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2/25/2015

Updated: 3/6/2019

Dependencies: 8682

Nessus ID: 81080

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Patch Publication Date: 1/22/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/22/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9652, CVE-2015-0231, CVE-2015-0232, CVE-2014-9427

BID: 72505, 72539, 72541, 71833

IAVB: 2015-B-0041