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Debian Security Advisory DSA 2974-1 (php5 - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.5

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

8 years ago

Modified

Modified

8 months ago

Summary

Several vulnerabilities were found in PHP, a general-purpose scripting language commonly used for web application development. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems: CVE-2014-0207 Francisco Alonso of the Red Hat Security Response Team reported an incorrect boundary check in the cdf_read_short_sector() function. CVE-2014-3478 Francisco Alonso of the Red Hat Security Response Team discovered a flaw in the way the truncated pascal string size in the mconvert() function is computed. CVE-2014-3479 Francisco Alonso of the Red Hat Security Response Team reported an incorrect boundary check in the cdf_check_stream_offset() function. CVE-2014-3480 Francisco Alonso of the Red Hat Security Response Team reported an insufficient boundary check in the cdf_count_chain() function. CVE-2014-3487 Francisco Alonso of the Red Hat Security Response Team discovered an incorrect boundary check in the cdf_read_property_info() function. CVE-2014-3515 Stefan Esser discovered that the ArrayObject and the SPLObjectStorage unserialize() handler do not verify the type of unserialized data before using it. A remote attacker could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code. CVE-2014-4721 Stefan Esser discovered a type confusion issue affecting phpinfo(), which might allow an attacker to obtain sensitive information from process memory.

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 stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 5.4.4-14+deb7u12. In addition, this update contains several bugfixes originally targeted for the upcoming Wheezy point release. For the testing distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 5.6.0~rc2+dfsg-1. For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 5.6.0~rc2+dfsg-1. We recommend that you upgrade your php5 packages.