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USN-4166-2: PHP vulnerability

29 October 2019

PHP could be made to run programs if it received specially crafted network traffic.



  • php5 - HTML-embedded scripting language interpreter


USN-4166-1 fixed a vulnerability 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 paths when being
used in FastCGI configurations. A remote attacker could possibly use this
issue to 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-4166-1: php7.2-odbc, php7.0-pspell, php7.2-enchant, php7.3-phpdbg, php7.2-ldap, php7.2-sybase, php7.0-mbstring, php7.0-common, php7.3-recode, php7.2-json, php7.2-recode, php7.0-gd, php7.3-xmlrpc, php7.0, php7.3-dba, php7.3-common, libapache2-mod-php7.3, php7.0-readline, php7.0-interbase, php7.3-pgsql, php7.0-dba, php7.0-bz2, php7.3-mbstring, php7.0-xml, php7.2-cgi, libphp7.3-embed, php7.2-snmp, php7.3-mysql, php7.2-interbase, php7.2-tidy, php7.3-intl, php7.3-curl, php7.2-zip, php7.2-gd, php7.3-readline, php7.3-gmp, php7.0-enchant, php7.3-dev, php7.3-xml, php7.0-dev, php7.3-sybase, php7.0-snmp, php7.0-xmlrpc, php7.0-tidy, php7.3-bz2, php7.2-gmp, php7.2-bz2, php7.0-imap, php7.3-sqlite3, php7.2-bcmath, php7.3-tidy, php7.3-xsl, libphp7.0-embed, php7.3-bcmath, php7.2-opcache, php7.2-mbstring, php7.0-recode, php7.0-opcache, php7.0-mcrypt, php7.0-bcmath, php7.0-cli, php7.2-soap, php7.0-ldap, php7.3-fpm, php7.2, php7.2-fpm, php7.0-odbc, php7.3-ldap, php7.2-common, php7.2-phpdbg, php7.0-intl, php7.3-cgi, php7.3-snmp, php7.2-curl, libapache2-mod-php7.2, libapache2-mod-php7.0, php7.0-xsl, php7.2-sqlite3, php7.3, php7.0-gmp, php7.0-cgi, php7.2-readline, php7.0-mysql, php7.2-cli, php7.0-sqlite3, php7.2-pspell, php7.2-imap, php7.3-pspell, php7.0-sybase, php7.0-zip, php7.3-imap, php7.2-xmlrpc, php7.3-cli, php7.0-fpm, php7.2-dev, php7.2-mysql, php7.3-odbc, php7.3-interbase, php7.3-soap, php7.3-json, php7.3-gd, php7.0-curl, libphp7.2-embed, php7.2-xml, php7.0-pgsql, php7.2-pgsql, php7.3-enchant, php7.0-json, php7.3-zip, php7.2-xsl, php7.3-opcache, php7.2-dba, php7.2-intl, php7.0-phpdbg, php7.0-soap