Slackware 10.2 / current : PHP (SSA:2005-310-05)

High Nessus Plugin ID 20152


The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.


New PHP packages are available for Slackware 10.2 and -current to fix minor security issues relating to the overwriting of the GLOBALS array. It has been reported here that this new version of PHP also breaks squirrelmail and probably some other things. Given the vague nature of the security report, it's possible that the cure might be worse than the disease as far as this upgrade is concerned. If you encounter problems, you may wish to drop back to 4.4.0, and I believe that doing so is relatively safe. I understand at least some of the issues are fixed in CVS already, so perhaps another maintainance release is not far off. Thanks to Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi for bringing the issues with 4.4.1 to my attention so that this additional information could be included here.


Update the affected php package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20152

File Name: Slackware_SSA_2005-310-05.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/11/07

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:php, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:10.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Slackware/release, Host/Slackware/packages

Patch Publication Date: 2005/11/06

Reference Information

SSA: 2005-310-05