php (SSA:2008-247-01)
Posted on: 09/04/2008 10:19 AM

New php packages are available for Slackware 10.2 and 11.0 to fix security issues. These releases are the last to contain PHP 4.4.x, which was upgraded to version 4.4.9 to fix PCRE issues and other bugs.

Please note that this is the FINAL release of PHP4, and it has already passed the announced end-of-life. Sites should seriously consider migrating to PHP5 rather than upgrading to php-4.4.9.

Here are the details from the Slackware 11.0 ChangeLog:
Upgraded to php-4.4.9. This upgrades the bundled PCRE library to fix
security issues, as well as fixing a few other security related bugs.
See the PHP4 ChangeLog for more details:
Please note: PHP4 has been officially discontinued since last year, and
reached the announced EOL on 2008-08-08. Sites should consider migrating
to a supported release.
(* 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
directly from

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:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 10.2 package:
d27eec139de1f043a8db21f825056b82 php-4.4.9-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware 11.0 package:
8a10358b779b5421429bab317ba71e47 php-4.4.9-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg php-4.4.9-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Then, restart Apache.


Slackware Linux Security Team

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