USN-1569-1: PHP vulnerabilities
17 September 2012
Several security issues were fixed in PHP.
- php5 - HTML-embedded scripting language interpreter
It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled certain character sequences
when applying HTTP response-splitting protection. A remote attacker could
create a specially-crafted URL and inject arbitrary headers.
It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled directories with a large
number of files. This could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary
code with the privileges of the web server, or to perform a denial of
It was discovered that PHP incorrectly parsed certain PDO prepared
statements. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause PHP to crash,
leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2012-3450)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.