php5 (SSA:2007-152-01)
Posted on: 06/02/2007 11:54 AM

New php5 packages are available for Slackware 10.2, 11.0, and -current to fix security issues. PHP5 was considered a test package in Slackware 10.2, and an "extra" package in Slackware 11.0. If you are currently running PHP4 you may wish to stick with that, as upgrading to PHP5 will probably require changes to your system's configuration and/or web code.

More details about the issues affecting Slackware's PHP5 may be found in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

One CVE-issued vulnerability (CVE-2007-1887) does not affect Slackware as
we do not ship an unbundled sqlite2 library.

Here are the details from the Slackware 11.0 ChangeLog:
Upgraded to php-5.2.3.
Here's some basic information about the release from
"This release continues to improve the security and the stability of the
5.X branch as well as addressing two regressions introduced by the
previous 5.2 releases. These regressions relate to the timeout handling
over non-blocking SSL connections and the lack of HTTP_RAW_POST_DATA in
certain conditions. All users are encouraged to upgrade to this release."
For more complete information, see:
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

HINT: Getting slow download speeds from
Give a try. This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
( for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project! :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 10.2:

Updated package for Slackware 11.0:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 10.2 package:
9f399433ff6cf9c6627476e298cc4e39 php-5.2.3-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware 11.0 package:
8ee13bfe55814bed9898ef92c0f25b6c php-5.2.3-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Slackware -current package:
ecdc3dbd5c5766f0ebaa05327d8a2fea php-5.2.3-i486-1.tgz

Installation instructions:

First, stop apache:
# apachectl stop

Next, upgrade to the new PHP package:
# upgradepkg php-5.2.3-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Finally, restart apache:
# apachectl start (or: apachectl startssl)


Slackware Linux Security Team

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