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USN-4088-1: PHP vulnerability

7 August 2019

PHP could be made to denial of service, expose sensitive information or execute arbitrary code if it received a specially crafted regular expression.



  • php5 - HTML-embedded scripting language interpreter


It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled certain regular expressions.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to expose sensitive information,
cause a denial of service or 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.