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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
[SECURITY] [DLA 1928-1] php5 security update
26 September 2019
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux 8
Comment: Reviewing 2015 Debian bug report 805222 it seems this is classified
as "a generic error in PEAR instead of a bug in the php-apcu. Bug
handlers believe this bug should not affect users", but they noted
"it probably broke all PHP extensions, since it stops honoring
packagingroot after calling PEAR_Registry->setConfig()".
Revision History: September 26 2019: Updated mail subject
September 25 2019: Initial Release
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Package : php5
Version : 5.6.40+dfsg-0+deb8u6
Debian Bug : 805222
An update has been made to php5, a server-side, HTML-embedded scripting
language. Specficially, as reported in #805222, the ability to build
extensions in certain older versions of PHP within Debian has been
hindered by an upstream change which first appeared in PHP 5.6.15. This
update applies a fix which restores the ability to build PHP extensions
for Debian 8 "jessie" so that a forthcoming PECL extension update can be
built and released.
For Debian 8 "Jessie", this problem has been fixed in version
We recommend that you upgrade your php5 packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS
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