Question on recent PHP VuXML info
jille at quis.cx
Mon Sep 8 16:34:17 UTC 2008
Andrew Storms wrote:
> Not sure if this is the correct place for VuXML questions, but the FreeBSD
> VuXML list ( http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-vuxml/) looks pretty
> dead given the last update was in 2007 according to the archives.
> We were previously tracking this entry, which pretty much sat for a while
> without an applicable upgradeable resolution available.
> Affected package: php5-posix-5.2.6
> Type of problem: php -- input validation error in posix_access function.
> Then late last week, the same VuXML ID started reporting this information
> Affected package: php5-5.2.6
> Type of problem: php -- input validation error in safe_mode.
> The generic question I'm asking is: What happened and why? Seems to me that
> if you have a VuXML ID (which, I thought wasn't suppose to be re-used), then
> it's name and description shouldn't just apparently change one day.
There was an input validation bug in a function that was used in all
posix_ functions that used files (http://../ ended up in /) which
> So is the prior "php5-posix-5.2.6" and the now "php5-5.2.6" with same ID,
> the same bug, a new description, does the newer supercede, etc, etc? Where
> can I get the background on what went on here?
It was only in the posix module, not in entire PHP.
ale@ took the fixing patch from PHP-cvs and attached it as a patch to
the port a few days ago (or at least committed it)
Afaik the vuxml also updated then; and I think ale@ took a look at the
patch and changed the vuxml to say the portrevision with that patch
wasn't vulnerable anymore, and also clearified the description.
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