USN-2055-1: PHP vulnerabilities

12 December 2013

Several security issues were fixed in PHP.

Releases

Packages

  • php5 - HTML-embedded scripting language interpreter

Details

Stefan Esser discovered that PHP incorrectly parsed certificates. An
attacker could use a malformed certificate to cause PHP to crash, resulting
in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2013-6420)

It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled DateInterval objects. An
attacker could use this issue to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial
of service. (CVE-2013-6712)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.10
Ubuntu 13.04
Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 10.04

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