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                      USN-4583-1: PHP vulnerabilities
                              15 October 2020


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           PHP
Publisher:         Ubuntu
Operating System:  Ubuntu
Impact/Access:     Reduced Security -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2020-7070 CVE-2020-7069 

Reference:         ESB-2020.3525

Original Bulletin: 

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USN-4583-1: PHP vulnerabilities
14 October 2020

Several security issues were fixed in PHP.

  o Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
  o Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  o Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  o Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
  o Ubuntu 12.04 ESM


  o php5 - HTML-embedded scripting language interpreter
  o php7.0 - HTML-embedded scripting language interpreter
  o php7.2 - HTML-embedded scripting language interpreter
  o php7.4 - server-side, HTML-embedded scripting language (metapackage)


It was discovered that PHP incorrectly handled certain encrypt ciphers.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to decrease security or cause
incorrect encryption data. This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. (CVE-2020-7069)

It was discorevered that PHP incorrectly handled certain HTTP cookies.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to forge cookie which is supposed to
be secure. (CVE-2020-7070)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package

Ubuntu 20.04

  o libapache2-mod-php7.4 - 7.4.3-4ubuntu2.4
  o php7.4-cgi - 7.4.3-4ubuntu2.4
  o php7.4-cli - 7.4.3-4ubuntu2.4
  o php7.4-curl - 7.4.3-4ubuntu2.4
  o php7.4-fpm - 7.4.3-4ubuntu2.4

Ubuntu 18.04

  o libapache2-mod-php7.2 - 7.2.24-0ubuntu0.18.04.7
  o php7.2-cgi - 7.2.24-0ubuntu0.18.04.7
  o php7.2-cli - 7.2.24-0ubuntu0.18.04.7
  o php7.2-curl - 7.2.24-0ubuntu0.18.04.7
  o php7.2-fpm - 7.2.24-0ubuntu0.18.04.7

Ubuntu 16.04

  o libapache2-mod-php7.0 - 7.0.33-0ubuntu0.16.04.16
  o php7.0-cgi - 7.0.33-0ubuntu0.16.04.16
  o php7.0-cli - 7.0.33-0ubuntu0.16.04.16
  o php7.0-curl - 7.0.33-0ubuntu0.16.04.16
  o php7.0-fpm - 7.0.33-0ubuntu0.16.04.16

Ubuntu 14.04

  o libapache2-mod-php5 - 5.5.9+dfsg-1ubuntu4.29+esm13
  o php5-cgi - 5.5.9+dfsg-1ubuntu4.29+esm13
  o php5-cli - 5.5.9+dfsg-1ubuntu4.29+esm13
  o php5-curl - 5.5.9+dfsg-1ubuntu4.29+esm13
  o php5-fpm - 5.5.9+dfsg-1ubuntu4.29+esm13

Ubuntu 12.04

  o libapache2-mod-php5 - 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.48
  o php5-cgi - 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.48
  o php5-cli - 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.48
  o php5-curl - 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.48
  o php5-fpm - 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.48

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


  o CVE-2020-7069
  o CVE-2020-7070

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