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PHP 5.3.1 Security Updates
LinuxSecurity is making available the release notes here:
PHP 5.3.1 Release AnnouncementThe PHP development team is proud to announce the immediate release of PHP 5.3.1. This is a maintenance release in the 5.3 series, which includes a large number of bug fixes.
Security Enhancements and Fixes in PHP 5.3.1:
- Added "max_file_uploads" INI directive, which can be set to limit the number of file uploads per-request to 20 by default, to prevent possible DOS via temporary file exhaustion.
- Added missing sanity checks around exif processing.
- Fixed a safe_mode bypass in tempnam().
- Fixed a open_basedir bypass in posix_mkfifo().
- Fixed bug #50063 (safe_mode_include_dir fails).
- Fixed bug #44683 (popen crashes when an invalid mode is passed).
Key Bug Fixes in PHP 5.3.1 include:
- Fixed crash in com_print_typeinfo when an invalid typelib is given.
- Fixed crash in SQLiteDatabase::ArrayQuery() and SQLiteDatabase::SingleQuery() when calling using Reflection.
- Fixed crash when instantiating PDORow and PDOStatement through Reflection.
- Fixed bug #49910 (no support for ././@LongLink for long filenames in phar tar support).
- Fixed bug #49908 (throwing exception in __autoload crashes when interface is not defined).
- Around 100 other bug fixes
For users upgrading from PHP 5.2 there is a migration guide available here, detailing the changes between those releases and PHP 5.3.
For a full list of changes in PHP 5.3.1, see the ChangeLog.
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