USN-2344-1: PHP vulnerabilities

10 September 2014

php5 could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted network traffic.

Releases

Packages

  • php5 - HTML-embedded scripting language interpreter

Details

It was discovered that the Fileinfo component in php5 contains an integer
overflow. An attacker could use this flaw to cause a denial of service
or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted CDF file. (CVE-2014-3587)

It was discovered that the php_parserr function contains multiple buffer
overflows. An attacker could use this flaw to cause a denial of service
or possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted DNS records. (CVE-2014-3597)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 10.04

After a standard system update you need to restart Apache or
php5-fpm to make all the necessary changes.