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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: 20061108
Obsoletes: f432b71f2a461b7fdaa41fe183b0cf96

Indications

Everyone using PHP should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

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.
  • A possible buffer overflow in stream_socket_client() when using "bindto" + IPv6 was fixed.
  • Do not build php5 with --enable-sigchld.

Solution

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 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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