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PHP 5.2.4 Released

Post by Lakys » Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:45 am

I received today the following information:
The PHP development team would like to announce the immediate availability of PHP 5.2.4. This release focuses on improving the stability of the PHP 5.2.X branch with over 120 various bug fixes in addition to resolving several low priority security bugs. All users of PHP are encouraged to upgrade to this release.

Security Enhancements and Fixes in PHP 5.2.4
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* Fixed a floating point exception inside wordwrap() (Reported by Mattias Bengtsson)
* Fixed several integer overflows inside the GD extension (Reported by Mattias Bengtsson)
* Fixed size calculation in chunk_split() (Reported by Gerhard Wagner)
* Fixed integer overflow in str[c]spn(). (Reported by Stanislav
Malyshev)
* Fixed money_format() not to accept multiple %i or %n tokens.
(Reported by Stanislav Malyshev)
* Fixed zend_alter_ini_entry() memory_limit interruption vulnerability. (Reported by Stefan Esser)
* Fixed INFILE LOCAL option handling with MySQL extensions not to be allowed when open_basedir or safe_mode is active. (Reported by Stanislav Malyshev)
* Fixed session.save_path and error_log values to be checked against open_basedir and safe_mode (CVE-2007-3378) (Reported by Maksymilian
Arciemowicz)
* Fixed a possible invalid read in glob() win32 implementation
(CVE-2007-3806) (Reported by shinnai)
* Fixed a possible buffer overflow in php_openssl_make_REQ (Reported by zatanzlatan at hotbrev dot com)
* Fixed an open_basedir bypass inside glob() function (Reported by dr at peytz dot dk)
* Fixed a possible open_basedir bypass inside session extension when the session file is a symlink (Reported by c dot i dot morris at durham dot ac dot uk)
* Improved fix for MOPB-03-2007.
* Corrected fix for CVE-2007-2872.


The Key Improvements of PHP 5.2.4 Include
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* Upgraded PCRE to version 7.2
* Added persistent connection status checker to pdo_pgsql.
* Fixed oci8 and PDO_OCI extensions to allow configuring with Oracle 11g client libraries.
* Fixed bug #41831 (pdo_sqlite prepared statements convert resources to strings).
* Fixed bug #41770 (SSL: fatal protocol error due to buffer issues)
* Fixed bug #41713 (Persistent memory consumption on win32 since 5.2)

For users upgrading from PHP 5.0 and PHP 5.1, an upgrade guide is available here ( http://www.php.net/migration52 ), detailing the changes between those releases and PHP 5.2.4.

For a full list of changes in PHP 5.2.4, see the ChangeLog ( http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-5.php#5.2.4 ).

Ilia Alshanetsky
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As always, upgrading to the latest release is highly recommended, especially for security concerns.

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Re: PHP 5.2.4 Released

Post by Halleluja » Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:25 pm

Lakys wrote:As always, upgrading to the latest release is highly recommended, especially for security concerns.
If you have the time :P
I had planned to upgrade the php server at work this summer, well that didn't happen :)

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Re: PHP 5.2.4 Released

Post by Lakys » Fri Aug 31, 2007 7:26 pm

Halleluja wrote:
Lakys wrote:As always, upgrading to the latest release is highly recommended, especially for security concerns.
If you have the time :P
I had planned to upgrade the php server at work this summer, well that didn't happen :)
I know the time thing :o

At least you will be able to apply the two latest releases in one single upgrade ;)

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