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[slackware-security] php (SSA:2008-339-01)

From: Slackware Security Team <security_at_nospam>
Date: Fri Dec 05 2008 - 07:37:41 GMT


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[slackware-security] php (SSA:2008-339-01)

New php packages are available for Slackware 12.0, 12.1, and -current to fix security issues, as well as make improvements and fix bugs.

Here are the details from the Slackware 12.1 ChangeLog: +--------------------------+
patches/packages/php-5.2.7-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz: Upgraded to php-5.2.7.   In addition to improvements and bug fixes, this new version of PHP also   addresses several security issues, including:   Fixed a crash inside gd with invalid fonts (Fixes CVE-2008-3658).   Fixed a possible overflow inside memnstr (Fixes CVE-2008-3659).   Fixed security issues detailed in CVE-2008-2665 and CVE-2008-2666.   Crash with URI/file..php (filename contains 2 dots). (Fixes CVE-2008-3660).   rfc822.c legacy routine buffer overflow. (Fixes CVE-2008-2829).   Fixed extraction of zip files or directories when the entry name is a   relative path:   These are the URLs to get more information:   (* Security fix *) +--------------------------+

Where to find the new packages: +-----------------------------+

HINT: Getting slow download speeds from Give a try. This is another primary FTP site for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading directly from

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab ( for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting to the Slackware project! :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on for additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 12.0:

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 12.0 package:
1071fdbd8fde6ca39578e7a029485a4c php-5.2.7-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package:
09d2f0859b8ba82b0f928fbd6d007777 php-5.2.7-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware -current package:
9ebfcd7d7272ead19f6c1fbaa88b793a php-5.2.7-i486-1.tgz

Installation instructions: +------------------------+

Upgrade the packages as root:
# upgradepkg php-5.2.7-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Then, restart the web server.


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