[SECURITY] [DSA 3380-1] php5 security update

ID DEBIAN:DSA-3380-1:F94D6
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2015-10-27T19:15:12


Debian Security Advisory DSA-3380-1 security@debian.org https://www.debian.org/security/ Florian Weimer October 27, 2015 https://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : php5 CVE ID : CVE-2015-7803 CVE-2015-7804

Two vulnerabilities were found in PHP, a general-purpose scripting language commonly used for web application development.


The phar extension could crash with a NULL pointer dereference
when processing tar archives containing links referring to
non-existing files.  This could lead to a denial of service.


The phar extension does not correctly process directory entries
found in archive files with the name "/", leading to a denial of
service and, potentially, information disclosure.

The update for Debian stable (jessie) contains additional bug fixes from PHP upstream version 5.6.14, as described in the upstream changelog:


Note to users of the the oldstable distribution (wheezy): PHP 5.4 has reached end-of-life on September 14th, 2015. As a result, there will be no more new upstream releases. The security support of PHP 5.4 in Debian oldstable (wheezy) will be best effort only, and you are strongly advised to upgrade to latest Debian stable release (jessie), which includes PHP 5.6.

For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 5.4.45-0+deb7u2.

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 5.6.14+dfsg-0+deb8u1.

For the testing distribution (stretch) and the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 5.6.14+dfsg-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your php5 packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org