Slackware: 'mod_php' Multiple vulnerabilities
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Slackware This fixes several security problems in the POST handling code used for uploading files through forms. All sites using PHP are urged to upgrade as soon as possible.


Date: Sat, 2 Mar 2002 23:11:00 -0800 (PST)
From: Slackware Security Team <security@slackware.com>
To: slackware-security@slackware.com
Subject: [slackware-security] mod_php update fixes security problems


A new mod_php (PHP4) package is available to fix security problems.

Here's the information from the Slackware 8.0 ChangeLog:

----------------------------
Sat Mar  2 22:45:25 PST 2002
patches/packages/mod_php.tgz:  Upgraded to PHP 4.1.2.

  This fixes several security problems in the POST handling code used for
  uploading files through forms.  All sites using PHP are urged to upgrade as
  soon as possible.

  A workaround for securing systems running PHP 4.0.3 or above (which includes
  Slackware 8.0) is to add this directive to the php.ini:

  file_uploads = Off

(* Security fix *)
----------------------------


WHERE TO FIND THE NEW PACKAGE:
------------------------------
Updated mod_php package for Slackware 8.0: 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-8.0/patches/packages/mod_php.tgz


MD5 SIGNATURE:
--------------

Here is the md5sum for the package:

Slackware 8.0:
8f6a18ac672f51e0cfed418af2c9f582  mod_php.tgz


INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:
--------------------------

First, stop apache:
# apachectl stop

Next, upgrade to the new mod_php.tgz package:
# upgradepkg mod_php.tgz

Finally, restart apache:
# apachectl start


Remember, it's also a good idea to backup configuration files before
upgrading packages.

- Slackware Linux Security Team
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