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Mandrake A buffer overflow was discovered in the wordwrap() function in versions of PHP greater than 4.1.2 and less than 4.3.0.


                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory

Package name:           php
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2003:019
Date:                   February 19th, 2003

Affected versions:      9.0

Problem Description:

 A buffer overflow was discovered in the wordwrap() function in versions
 of PHP greater than 4.1.2 and less than 4.3.0.  Under certain 
 circumstances, this buffer overflow can be used to overwite heap memory
 and could potentially lead to remote system compromise.


Updated Packages:
 Mandrake Linux 9.0:
 1dd1c88e1a9a4493a800367acc0bc64d  9.0/RPMS/php-4.2.3-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
 00f26b98cf8ab7555b439df231a18359  9.0/RPMS/php-common-4.2.3-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
 f333cd5d6bab04605b57de5b403d4f31  9.0/RPMS/php-devel-4.2.3-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
 18ebac6f378d0f58e22bf9699af2f430  9.0/RPMS/php-pear-4.2.3-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
 f0000512d2fa612c6a190bd25d22558d  9.0/SRPMS/php-4.2.3-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Bug IDs fixed (see for more information):

To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate.  The verification of md5
checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from one
of our FTP server mirrors and upgrade with "rpm -Fvh *.rpm".  A list of
FTP mirrors can be obtained from:

Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of
the downloaded package.  You can do this with the command:

  rpm --checksig 

All packages are signed by MandrakeSoft for security.  You can obtain
the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team from:

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to

You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

MandrakeSoft has several security-related mailing list services that
anyone can subscribe to.  Information on these lists can be obtained by

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team

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