USN-3600-2: PHP vulnerabilities

15 May 2018

Several security issues were fixed in PHP.



  • php5 - HTML-embedded scripting language interpreter


USN-3600-1 fixed a vulnerability in PHP. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled the PHAR 404 error page. A
remote attacker could possibly use this issue to conduct cross-site
scripting (XSS) attacks. (CVE-2018-5712)

It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled parsing certain HTTP
responses. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause PHP to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-3600-1: libapache2-mod-php7.0, php7.0, php7.0-cli, php5-cli, php5-cgi, php5-fpm, php5, libapache2-mod-php7.1, php7.0-fpm, php7.1, php7.0-cgi, php7.1-cgi, libapache2-mod-php5, php7.1-fpm, php7.1-cli
  • USN-3566-1: php5-cli, php5-cgi, php5-fpm, php5, libapache2-mod-php5