USN-3953-2: PHP vulnerabilities

01 May 2019

Several security issues were fixed in PHP.



  • php5 - HTML-embedded scripting language interpreter


USN-3953-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in PHP. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM and Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled certain exif tags in JPEG
images. 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 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-3953-1: php7.2-cgi, php7.2-cli, php7.2-fpm, php7.0, libapache2-mod-php7.0, php7.0-cli, php7.0-fpm, libapache2-mod-php7.2, php7.0-cgi, php7.2