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USN-1872-1: PHP vulnerability

11 June 2013

PHP could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted input.



  • php5 - HTML-embedded scripting language interpreter


It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled the quoted_printable_encode
function. An attacker could use this flaw to cause PHP to crash, resulting
in a denial of service, or to possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 13.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.