There are two security problems with php4 as shipped in
Linux-Mandrake 7.2. It is possible to specify PHP directives on a
per-directory basis under Apache and a remote attacker could
carefully craft an HTTP request that would cause the next page to
be served with the wrong values for these directives. The second
problem is that although PHP may be installed, it can be activated
and deactivated on a per- directory or per-virtual host basis using
the "engine=on" or "engine=off" directive. PHP can "leak" the
"engine=off" setting to other virtual hosts on the same machine,
effectively disabling PHP for those hosts and resulting in PHP
source code being sent to the client instead of being executed on
the server. These vulnerabilities are corrected in PHP
Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the
integrity of the downloaded package. You can do this with the
rpm --checksig package.rpm
You can get the GPG public key of the Linux-Mandrake Security Team
If you use MandrakeUpdate, the verification of md5 checksum and GPG
signature is performed automatically for you.
Updated packages are available in the "updates/[ver]/RPMS/"
directory. For example, if you are looking for an updated RPM
package for Linux-Mandrake 7.1, look for it in "updates/7.1/RPMS/".
Updated source RPMs are available as well, but you generally do not
need to download them.
Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours
to update, so if you want an immediate upgrade, please use one of
the two above-listed mirrors.
You can view other security advisories for Linux-Mandrake
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