[USN-5027-2] PEAR vulnerability
Leonidas S. Barbosa
leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Wed Aug 4 14:11:21 UTC 2021
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5027-2
August 04, 2021
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 16.04 ESM
PEAR could be made to overwrite files as the administrator.
- php-pear: PHP Extension and Application Repository
USN-5027-1 fixed a vulnerability in PEAR. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 16.04 ESM.
Original advisory details:
It was discovered that PEAR incorrectly handled symbolic links in archives.
A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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