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USN-1905-1: PHP vulnerabilities

16 July 2013

Several security issues were fixed in PHP.

Releases

Packages

  • php5 - HTML-embedded scripting language interpreter

Details

It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled the xml_parse_into_struct
function. If a PHP application parsed untrusted XML, an attacker could use
this flaw with a specially-crafted XML document to cause PHP to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or to possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2013-4113)

It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled the jdtojewish function. An
attacker could use this flaw to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial
of service. (CVE-2013-4635)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.04
Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 10.04

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