USN-4166-2: PHP vulnerability

USN-4166-2: PHP vulnerability

php5 vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
  • Ubuntu 12.04 ESM


PHP could be made to run programs if it received specially crafted network

Software Description

  • php5 – HTML-embedded scripting language interpreter


USN-4166-1 fixed a vulnerability in PHP. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM and Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled certain paths when being
used in FastCGI configurations. A remote attacker could possibly use this
issue to execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
libapache2-mod-php5 – 5.5.9+dfsg-1ubuntu4.29+esm6
php5-cgi – 5.5.9+dfsg-1ubuntu4.29+esm6
php5-cli – 5.5.9+dfsg-1ubuntu4.29+esm6
php5-fpm – 5.5.9+dfsg-1ubuntu4.29+esm6
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
libapache2-mod-php5 – 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.40
php5-cgi – 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.40
php5-cli – 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.40
php5-fpm – 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.40

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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


Source: USN-4166-2: PHP vulnerability

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