Ubuntu: 1761-1: PHP vulnerability
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu PHP could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1761-1
March 13, 2013

php5 vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 12.10
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 11.10
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

Summary:

PHP could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.

Software Description:
- php5: HTML-embedded scripting language interpreter

Details:

It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled XML external entities in
SOAP WSDL files. A remote attacker could use this flaw to read arbitrary
files off the server.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 12.10:
  php5                            5.4.6-1ubuntu1.2

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  php5                            5.3.10-1ubuntu3.6

Ubuntu 11.10:
  php5                            5.3.6-13ubuntu3.10

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
  php5                            5.3.2-1ubuntu4.19

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
  php5                            5.2.4-2ubuntu5.27

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

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1761-1
  CVE-2013-1643

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/php5/5.4.6-1ubuntu1.2
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/php5/5.3.10-1ubuntu3.6
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/php5/5.3.6-13ubuntu3.10
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/php5/5.3.2-1ubuntu4.19
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/php5/5.2.4-2ubuntu5.27