Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1490-1 php5 -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
01 Sep 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 890266.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-14851, CVE-2018-14883.
More information:

Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in php5, a server-side, HTML-embedded scripting language. One (CVE-2018-14851) results in a potential denial of service (out-of-bounds read and application crash) via a crafted JPEG file. The other (CVE-2018-14883) is an Integer Overflow that leads to a heap-based buffer over-read.

Additionally, a previously introduced patch for CVE-2017-7272 was found to negatively affect existing PHP applications (#890266). As a result of the negative effects and the fact that the security team has marked the CVE in question as "ignore," the patch has been dropped.

For Debian 8 Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 5.6.37+dfsg-0+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your php5 packages.

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