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Security update for mod_php4


(Last modified: 27JUN2003)

solutions Security update for mod_php4 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (1af130768de983896fc3e858a14e512e)

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-core
Release: 20030627
Obsoletes: none


This update should be installed on all systems that have the package mod_php4 installed.



Problem description

  1. This update includes a fix that prevents the PHP interpreter from crashing when invoking a session function (e.g. session_decode()) without calling session_start() first.
  2. The second fix concerns session_encode(). In some cases, session variables unset through "unset $_SESSION['some_var']" were saved into the session file nevertheless. With this fix, sessions behave the same as they behave in PHP 4.3.1 when setting session.bug_compat_warn = 1 in php.ini.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as RPM packages that can be easily installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Uhv mod_php4-core.rpm mod_php4.rpm mod_php4-servlet.rpm mod_php4-devel.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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