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Security update for PHP4


(Last modified: 15AUG2003)

solutions Security update for PHP4 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (105100443950995a8cecd29f4983ae43)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
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 Openexchange Server 4
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64

Package: mod_php4
Release: 20030815
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using PHP4 should install this update.



Problem description

The update fixes various bugs discovered in this version, including a security fix for a Cross Site Scripting (XSS) bug when using transparent session ID support (enabled when session.use_trans_sid = 1) - the session ID was not escaped before use. Next, it includes fixes for some mail() function vulnerabilities, a fix for the browscap bug (function get_browser() crashes mod_php4), a fix for an ftp error reporting bug (for some errors the last response from the ftp server was reported as the error message instead of the real error) and some other minor bug fixes.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as RPM packages that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fhv mod_php4.rpm mod_php4-devel.rpm mod_php4-core.rpm mod_php4-servlet.rpm
Please do not forget to restart the services that are using PHP4 plugins (i.e., Apache httpd or Apache Tomcat) after the update for the changes to become active.

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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