The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.4.18. About 30 bugs were fixed, including security issues CVE-2013-4113 and CVE-2013-4248. All users of PHP are encouraged to upgrade to this release. cPanel has released EasyApache 3.22.5 with this updated version of PHP 5.4.18 to address this issue.
All versions of PHP5 before 5.4.18
The National Vulnerability Database (NIST) has given the following severity rating of these CVEs:
CVE-2013-4113 — MEDIUM
CVE-2013-4248 — MEDIUM
CVE-2013-4113: ext/xml/xml.c in PHP before 5.3.27 (also 5.4.x) does not properly consider parsing depth, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap memory corruption) or possibility have unspecified other impact via a crafted document that is processed by the xml_parse_into_struct function.
CVE-2013-4248: The openssl_x509_parse function in openssl.c in the OpenSSL module in PHP before 5.4.18 and 5.5.x before 5.5.2 does not properly handle a “character in a domain name in the Subject Alternative Name field of an X.509 certificate, which allows man-in-the-middle attacks to spoof arbitrary SSL servers via a crafted certificate issued by a legitimate Certification Authority, a related issue to CVE-2009-2408.
cPanel, Inc. has released EasyApache 3.22.5 with updated version PHP5.4 to correct these issues. To update, please rebuild your EasyApache profile. For more information on rebuilding profiles, please consult our documentation (http://go.cpanel.net/ea).
Unless EasyApache updates are disabled on your system, the latest version of EasyApache will be used whenever EasyApache is run. Note that EasyApache updates must be done manually.