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Security update for mod_php4

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(Last modified: 24JAN2003)


solutions Security update for mod_php4 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (b4714f53d68dd3ff80ed4e191b9a92dd)

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
UnitedLinux 1.0

Package: mod_php4
mod_php4-core
mod_php4-servlet
Release: 20030124
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using mod_php4 should update.

Problem description

A buffer overflow exists in function wordwrap(). If
user-suplied data is passed to wordwrap() specialy-crafted
characters can be used to overwrite a heap buffer. This bug can lead
to remote system compromise.

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 mod_php4.rpm mod_php4-core.rpm mod_php4-servlet.rpm
After that please restart apache:
rcapache restart

links to download packages

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Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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