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2012-05-23 7:48 am
there is a big security risk available in php v.5.4.0, I highly suggest the host to upgrade immediately to v.5.4.3

And for people not able to update/apply a patch, this mod_rewrite condition and
rule should take care of it for Apache users:

[code]RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^(%2d|-)[^=]+$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*) ? [L][/code]
Staff
12,690 Points
2012-05-23 8:19 am
Hello Floryn,

Thank you for your comment. If you could, would you mind providing a link so we can have it here for both us and others to check out that information? That would be great!

Thank you for the additional information!
- Scott M
2012-05-23 9:07 am
[08-May-2012] The PHP development team would like to announce the immediate availability of PHP 5.4.3 and PHP 5.3.13. All users are encouraged to upgrade to PHP 5.4.3 or PHP 5.3.13

The releases complete a fix for a <a href='http://www.php.net/archive/2012.php#id2012-05-03-1'>vulnerability</a> in CGI-based setups (CVE-2012-2311). Note: mod_php and php-fpm are not vulnerable to this attack.

PHP 5.4.3 fixes a buffer overflow vulnerability in the <a href='http://php.net/manual/function.apache-request-headers.php'>apache_request_headers()</a> (CVE-2012-2329). The PHP 5.3 series is not vulnerable to this issue.

For source downloads of PHP 5.4.3 and PHP 5.3.13 please visit our <a href='http://www.php.net/downloads.php'>downloads page</a>, Windows binaries can be found on <a href='http://windows.php.net/download/'>windows.php.net/download/</a>. The list of changes are recorded in the <a href='http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-5.php'>ChangeLog</a>.

<a href='http://www.php.net/archive/2012.php#id2012-05-08-1'>Published on 08-May-2012 in PHP News.</a>

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