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USN-6305-2: PHP vulnerabilities

27 February 2024

Several security issues were fixed in PHP.

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Releases

Packages

  • php7.0 - HTML-embedded scripting language interpreter
  • php7.2 - HTML-embedded scripting language interpreter
  • php7.4 - HTML-embedded scripting language interpreter

Details

USN-6305-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in PHP. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled certain XML files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to expose sensitive information.
(CVE-2023-3823)

It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled certain PHAR files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a crash,
expose sensitive information or execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2023-3824)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-6305-1: libapache2-mod-php8.1, php8.1-sybase, php8.1-cgi, php8.1-odbc, php8.1-intl, php8.1-zip, php8.1-sqlite3, php8.1-imap, php8.1-phpdbg, php8.1-mbstring, php8.1-readline, php8.1-ldap, php8.1, libapache2-mod-php7.4, php8.1-dev, php8.1-snmp, php8.1-pgsql, php8.1-opcache, php8.1-dba, php8.1-fpm, php8.1-bz2, php8.1-interbase, php8.1-xml, php8.1-xsl, libapache2-mod-php8.0, php8.1-cli, php8.1-gd, php8.1-tidy, php8.1-soap, php8.1-mysql, php8.1-gmp, php8.1-bcmath, php8.1-curl, php8.1-enchant, php8.1-pspell, php8.1-common, libphp8.1-embed