USN-549-1: PHP vulnerabilities

29 November 2007

php5 vulnerabilities

Packages

  • php5 -

Details

It was discovered that the wordwrap function did not correctly
check lengths. Remote attackers could exploit this to cause
a crash or monopolize CPU resources, resulting in a denial of
service. (CVE-2007-3998)

Integer overflows were discovered in the strspn and strcspn functions.
Attackers could exploit this to read arbitrary areas of memory, possibly
gaining access to sensitive information. (CVE-2007-4657)

Stanislav Malyshev discovered that money_format function did not correctly
handle certain tokens. If a PHP application were tricked into processing
a bad format string, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with
application privileges. (CVE-2007-4658)

It was discovered that the php_openssl_make_REQ function did not
correctly check buffer lengths. A remote attacker could send a
specially crafted message and execute arbitrary code with application
privileges. (CVE-2007-4662)

It was discovered that certain characters in session cookies were not
handled correctly. A remote attacker could injection values which could
lead to altered application behavior, potentially gaining additional
privileges. (CVE-2007-3799)

Gerhard Wagner discovered that the chunk_split function did not
correctly handle long strings. A remote attacker could exploit this
to execute arbitrary code with application privileges. (CVE-2007-2872,
CVE-2007-4660, CVE-2007-4661)

Stefan Esser discovered that deeply nested arrays could be made to
fill stack space. A remote attacker could exploit this to cause a
crash or monopolize CPU resources, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2007-1285, CVE-2007-4670)

Rasmus Lerdorf discovered that the htmlentities and htmlspecialchars
functions did not correctly stop when handling partial multibyte
sequences. A remote attacker could exploit this to read certain areas of
memory, possibly gaining access to sensitive information. (CVE-2007-5898)

It was discovered that the output_add_rewrite_var fucntion would
sometimes leak session id information to forms targeting remote URLs.
Malicious remote sites could use this information to gain access to a
PHP application user's login credentials. (CVE-2007-5899)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 7.10
Ubuntu 7.04
Ubuntu 6.10
Ubuntu 6.06

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.