php (SSA:2008-339-01)
Posted on: 12/05/2008 10:59 AM

New php packages are available for Slackware 12.0, 12.1, and -current to fix security issues, as well as make improvements and fix bugs.

Here are the details from the Slackware 12.1 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/php-5.2.7-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz: Upgraded to php-5.2.7.
In addition to improvements and bug fixes, this new version of PHP also
addresses several security issues, including:
Fixed a crash inside gd with invalid fonts (Fixes CVE-2008-3658).
Fixed a possible overflow inside memnstr (Fixes CVE-2008-3659).
Fixed security issues detailed in CVE-2008-2665 and CVE-2008-2666.
Crash with URI/file..php (filename contains 2 dots). (Fixes CVE-2008-3660).
rfc822.c legacy routine buffer overflow. (Fixes CVE-2008-2829).
Fixed extraction of zip files or directories when the entry name is a
relative path:
These are the URLs to get more information:
(* 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 12.0:

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 12.0 package:
1071fdbd8fde6ca39578e7a029485a4c php-5.2.7-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package:
09d2f0859b8ba82b0f928fbd6d007777 php-5.2.7-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware -current package:
9ebfcd7d7272ead19f6c1fbaa88b793a php-5.2.7-i486-1.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the packages as root:
# upgradepkg php-5.2.7-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Then, restart the web server.


Slackware Linux Security Team

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