Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1761-1
13th March, 2013
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.10
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 11.10
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
PHP could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.
- php5 - HTML-embedded scripting language interpreter
It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled XML external entities in
SOAP WSDL files. A remote attacker could use this flaw to read arbitrary
files off the server.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- Ubuntu 12.10:
- php5 5.4.6-1ubuntu1.2
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
- php5 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.6
- Ubuntu 11.10:
- php5 5.3.6-13ubuntu3.10
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
- php5 5.3.2-1ubuntu4.19
- Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
- php5 5.2.4-2ubuntu5.27
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.