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Debian Security Advisory DSA 2723-1 (php5 - heap corruption)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.8

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

9 years ago

Modified

Modified

1 year ago

Summary

It was discovered that PHP could perform an invalid free request when processing crafted XML documents, corrupting the heap and potentially leading to arbitrary code execution. Depending on the PHP application, this vulnerability could be exploited remotely.

Affected Software

Affected Software

php5 on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 5.3.3-7+squeeze16. For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 5.4.4-14+deb7u3. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 5.5.0+dfsg-15. We recommend that you upgrade your php5 packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)