Ubuntu PHP5 vulnerabilities

Secunia Advisory: SA33939

Verification: http://secunia.com/advisories/33939/

Critical: Moderately critical

 

Impact: Security Bypass
DoS
System access
Where: From remote
Solution Status: Vendor Patch
 
OS: Ubuntu Linux 6.06
Ubuntu Linux 7.10
Ubuntu Linux 8.04
Ubuntu Linux 8.10

Description:
Ubuntu has issued an update for php5. This fixes some vulnerabilities, which can be exploited by malicious users to bypass certain security restrictions, and by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) or potentially to compromise a vulnerable system.


 

For more information:
SA26642
SA27648
SA31409
SA32964

USN-557-1 fixed a vulnerability in the GD library. PHP did not properly handle the return codes that were added in the security update. This can be exploited to cause PHP to crash via a specially crafted image file. This issue only applies to Ubuntu 6.06 LTS and 7.10.

 

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