[CentOS] php 5.1.6 vulnerability in CentosPlus repo

John R. Dennison jrd at gerdesas.com
Sun Jul 3 13:11:13 UTC 2011

On Sun, Jul 03, 2011 at 02:29:12PM +0200, Alain Péan wrote:
> So 5.1.6 is the current package on CentOS, at least in base repo, I 
> don't know for CentOSPlus, and your question is totally valid.

The php in base, for both C4 and C5, gets updates.  I've not seen an
update for the C4 plus package since, well, 2008.  This also brings up
the question what stack this package was part of upstream; I'm not able
to locate it in Redhat's mirrors.

> I am not using PHP, so I am not aware of the last vulnerabilities, but 
> you should know that RedHat backports security fixes, and features, from 
> further releases, so the version number is not that informative. See for 
> example this rather old thread (2010) :

They only backport for supported packages.  It appears that this package
may have been orphaned upstream.

> http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1424743

Returns a 404.


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