USN-1872-1: PHP vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1872-1

11th June, 2013

php5 vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 13.04

Summary

PHP could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted input.

Software description

  • php5 - HTML-embedded scripting language interpreter

Details

It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled the quoted_printable_encode
function. An attacker could use this flaw to cause PHP to crash, resulting
in a denial of service, or to possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.04:
php5 5.4.9-4ubuntu2.1

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.

References

CVE-2013-2110