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Security update for PHP4


(Last modified: 16JUL2004)

solutions Security update for PHP4 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (ae77fd5dd5c7926fed4a1e163ec0f644)

Applies to

Package: php4
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
Patch: patch-9175
Release: 20040716
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using PHP4 should update.



Problem description

This update fixes two security vulnerabilities in mod_php4.
The first and less important bug can be exploited by remote attackers to bypass HTML tag filtering (cross-site-scripting prevention) by supplying special tags. These kind of tags should be ignored because they are not valid but they get accepted by some commercial web-browsers.
The second bug can be exploited by remote attackers by triggering the memory_limit in unsafe states of a PHP execution path to execute arbitrary code.


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 php4-servlet.rpm php4-imap.rpm php4-mysql.rpm php4-session.rpm php4-wddx.rpm apache-mod_php4.rpm apache2-mod_php4.rpm

links to download packages

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Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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