PHP new vulnarabilities

Paul Schmehl pauls at
Sun Oct 15 11:04:09 PDT 2006

--On October 15, 2006 12:39:11 PM -0500 Jonathan Horne <freebsd at> 
> ive been scratching my head on this one for a few days too.  i have a
> box at  home, that is running 6.2-PRERELEASE.  when i try to install the
> lang/php5  port, i get:
> [root at athena /usr/ports/lang/php5]# make install clean
> ===>  php5-5.1.6_1 has known vulnerabilities:
> => php -- open_basedir Race Condition Vulnerability.
>    Reference:
> <
> 62df.html> => Please update your ports tree and try again.
> *** Error code 1
> Stop in /usr/ports/lang/php5.
> however, my server is running the same port, with no issue whatsoever.
That's because you installed the port on the server *before* the 
vulnerability was found.

> [root at zeus /etc/mail]# pkg_info | grep php5
> php5-5.1.6_1
> (and many extensions too)
> perplexing that one box could have it, while another one (using the same
> updated ports tree), refuses it.  could be related to the code branch im
> following on my workstaion versus my server?
No.  It's related to the timing of when a security vulnerability was 

Paul Schmehl (pauls at
Adjunct Information Security Officer
The University of Texas at Dallas

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