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Security update for PHP

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(Last modified: 08NOV2006)


solutions Security update for PHP SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (2a0a69ad2fa154c13d238e3177db3736)

Applies to

Package: php4
apache-mod_php4
apache2-mod_php4
mod_php4-core
mod_php4-servlet
php4-imap
php4-mysql
php4-servlet
php4-session
php4-fastcgi
php4-devel
php4-sysvshm
php4-exif
php4-pear
php4-recode
php4-mbstring
php4-gd
php4-wddx
php4-curl
php4-pgsql
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-11288
Release: 20061108
Obsoletes: 18ce0ef65eb3f8c4c6da71f27f4397cf
5ea103964008b25aad2fdf54b94e9a3f
47a19c67fad7fcec4d91c5a44208bcc5

Indications

Everyone using PHP should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

Solution

This update fixes the following security problems in the PHP scripting language:
  • CVE-2006-5465: Various buffer overflows in htmlentities/htmlspecialchars internal routines could be used to crash the PHP interpreter or potentially execute code, depending on the PHP application used.
  • A missing open_basedir check inside chdir() function was added.
  • A tempnam() openbasedir bypass was fixed.
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 php4.rpm apache-mod_php4.rpm apache2-mod_php4.rpm mod_php4-core.rpm mod_php4-servlet.rpm php4-imap.rpm php4-mysql.rpm php4-servlet.rpm php4-session.rpm php4-fastcgi.rpm php4-devel.rpm php4-sysvshm.rpm php4-exif.rpm php4-pear.rpm php4-recode.rpm php4-mbstring.rpm php4-gd.rpm php4-wddx.rpm php4-curl.rpm php4-pgsql.rpm

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