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Another Serious Security Bug on PHP 5.3.9

Note: This article was originally published at Planet PHP on 3 February 2012.
Planet PHP
Another Serious Security Bug on PHP 5.3.9 By Manuel Lemos PHP 5.3.9 release was mostly meant to fix a security bug, but it introduced a new more serious bug. PHP 5.3.10 was just released to fix this issue.

Meanwhile Debian Linux maintainers decided to stop enabling the Suhosin extension by default. This extension is used by several Linux distributions to provide protection against present and future security bugs of PHP.

Read this article to learn more about the just fixed bug what you should do to avoid these security issues. You can also learn more what is the current PHP security status and the importance of the Suhosin extension to prevent PHP security problems.