php (SSA:2006-217-01)
Posted on: 08/05/2006 01:53 PM

New php packages are available for Slackware 10.2 and -current to fix security and other issues.

More details about these issues may be found on the PHP website:

Here are the details from the Slackware 10.2 ChangeLog:
Upgraded to php-4.4.3.
From the announcement of the release:
The security issues resolved include the following:
* Disallow certain characters in session names.
* Fixed a buffer overflow inside the wordwrap() function.
* Prevent jumps to parent directory via the 2nd parameter of the
tempnam() function.
* Improved safe_mode check for the error_log() function.
* Fixed cross-site scripting inside the phpinfo() function.
The PHP 4.4.3 release announcement may be found on their web site:
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

Updated package for Slackware 10.2:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 10.2 package:
417d976f97a53240868e5c715f1ba00b php-4.4.3-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware -current package:
713b87c55978e85275c27e720c595ef4 php-4.4.3-i486-1.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg php-4.4.3-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz


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