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Recommended update for PHP4


(Last modified: 22JAN2004)

solutions Recommended update for PHP4 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (05bfd193c8e6d2c1b9f98a77a8df73d8)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4

Package: mod_php4-core
Release: 20040122
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using PHP4's session handling functions should install this update.



Problem description

Wrong type usage caused two errors within PHP4's session handling:
  • Session variables where not read from /tmp/sess_* files, thus rendering session management useless in most cases.
  • The functions print() and echo() did not produce any output whenever a session was started with session_start().


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh mod_php4-core.rpm mod_php4.rpm mod_php4-servlet.rpm
Please restart the web server after the update for the patches to become active.

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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