USN-1905-1: PHP vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1905-1

16th July, 2013

php5 vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 13.04
  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in PHP.

Software description

  • php5 - HTML-embedded scripting language interpreter

Details

It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled the xml_parse_into_struct
function. If a PHP application parsed untrusted XML, an attacker could use
this flaw with a specially-crafted XML document to cause PHP to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or to possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2013-4113)

It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled the jdtojewish function. An
attacker could use this flaw to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial
of service. (CVE-2013-4635)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.04:
php5-cli 5.4.9-4ubuntu2.2
php5-cgi 5.4.9-4ubuntu2.2
libapache2-mod-php5 5.4.9-4ubuntu2.2
Ubuntu 12.10:
php5-cli 5.4.6-1ubuntu1.3
php5-cgi 5.4.6-1ubuntu1.3
libapache2-mod-php5 5.4.6-1ubuntu1.3
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
php5-cli 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.7
php5-cgi 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.7
libapache2-mod-php5 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.7
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
php5-cli 5.3.2-1ubuntu4.20
php5-cgi 5.3.2-1ubuntu4.20
libapache2-mod-php5 5.3.2-1ubuntu4.20

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-2013-4113, CVE-2013-4635