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Ubuntu: 1872-1: PHP vulnerability Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu PHP could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially craftedinput.
==========================================================================
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1872-1
June 11, 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 versions:

Ubuntu 13.04:
  php5                            5.4.9-4ubuntu2.1

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

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1872-1
  CVE-2013-2110

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/php5/5.4.9-4ubuntu2.1



 
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