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solutions Security update for PHP5 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (4158cb40947679b415df74f09e98ea02)

Applies to

Package: apache2-mod_php5
php5
php5-bcmath
php5-curl
php5-dba
php5-devel
php5-dom
php5-exif
php5-fastcgi
php5-ftp
php5-gd
php5-iconv
php5-imap
php5-ldap
php5-mbstring
php5-mysql
php5-mysqli
php5-pdo
php5-pear
php5-soap
php5-wddx
php5-xmlrpc
php5-pgsql
Product(s): SLE SDK 10 for x86
SLE SDK 10 for IPF
SLE SDK 10 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SLE SDK 10 for IBM zSeries
SLE SDK 10 for X86-64
SUSE SLES 10 for x86
SUSE SLES 10 for IPF
SUSE SLES 10 for IBM POWER
SUSE SLES 10 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE SLES 10 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T

Release: 20060920
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using PHP5 should install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

Various security issues have been found in PHP5:
  • The CURL module lacks checks for control characters (CVE-2006-2563).
  • The funciton str_repeat() contains an integer overflow.
  • Ext/wddx contains a buffer overflow.
  • The function memory_limit() lacks checks for integer overflows.
  • A bug in sscanf() could potentially be exploited to execute arbitrary code (CVE-2006-4020).
  • An uninitialized varable could cause apache to crash during startup.
  • Corrupt GIF images could crash PHP.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

Note: If you are using online update and have the SDK source enabled, there will be 2 patches listed for this PHP5 update. Please install both of them.
For manual installation, this update is provided as RPM packages that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh apache2-mod_php5.rpm php5.rpm php5-bcmath.rpm php5-curl.rpm php5-dba.rpm php5-devel.rpm php5-dom.rpm php5-exif.rpm php5-fastcgi.rpm php5-ftp.rpm php5-gd.rpm php5-iconv.rpm php5-imap.rpm php5-ldap.rpm php5-mbstring.rpm php5-mysql.rpm php5-mysqli.rpm php5-pdo.rpm php5-pear.rpm php5-soap.rpm php5-wddx.rpm php5-xmlrpc.rpm php5-pgsql.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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