Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3588-1 symfony -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 29 May 2016
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-1902, CVE-2016-4423.
- More information:
Two vulnerabilities were discovered in Symfony, a PHP framework.
Lander Brandt discovered that the class SecureRandom might generate weak random numbers for cryptographic use under certain settings. If the functions random_bytes() or openssl_random_pseudo_bytes() are not available, the output of SecureRandom should not be consider secure.
Marek Alaksa from Citadelo discovered that it is possible to fill up the session storage space by submitting inexistent large usernames.
For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 2.3.21+dfsg-4+deb8u3.
For the testing distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 2.8.6+dfsg-1.
For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 2.8.6+dfsg-1.
We recommend that you upgrade your symfony packages.