Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1251-1 php5 -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
20 Jan 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-5712.
More information:

It was discovered that PHP5 was vulnerable to a reflected cross-site scripting (XSS) attack on the PHAR 404 error page by manipulating the URI of a request for a .phar file. This issue is only exploitable if the web server is configured to handle phar files using PHP5.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 5.4.45-0+deb7u12.

We recommend that you upgrade your php5 packages.

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