Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2261-1 php5 -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
29 Jun 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-11048.
More information:

It has been discovered, that a vulnerability in php5, a server-side, HTML-embedded scripting language, could lead to exhausted disk space on the server. When using overly long filenames or field names, a memory limit could be hit which results in stopping the upload but not cleaning up behind.

Further the embedded version of file is vulnerable to CVE-2019-18218. As it can not be exploited the same in php5 as in file, this issue is not handled as an own CVE but just as a bug, that has been fixed here (restrict the number of CDF_VECTOR elements to prevent a heap-based buffer overflow (4-byte out-of-bounds write)).

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 5.6.40+dfsg-0+deb8u12.

We recommend that you upgrade your php5 packages.

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