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USN-2163-1: PHP vulnerability

7 April 2014

PHP could be made to crash if it processed a specially crafted file.



  • php5 - HTML-embedded scripting language interpreter


It was discovered that PHP's embedded libmagic library incorrectly handled
PE executables. An attacker could use this issue to cause PHP to crash,
resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.10
Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 10.04

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


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