PHP 5.2.8 available [update]

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The PHP Group released PHP 5.2.8 this morning to fix the magic_quotes_gpc issue. If you previously installed PHP 5.2.7-0.dotdeb.1 from Dotdeb and do not care about the version number displayed in your phpinfo(), save your bandwidth, your server is already secure 🙂 Otherwise, just apt-get upgrade your LAMP stack… [update] The packages have been upgraded to 5.2.8-0.dotdeb.1 to… Read more »

PHP 5.2.7 updated because magic_quotes_gpc is broken

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Stefan Esser has posted a warning about upgrading PHP to the 5.2.7 release : (…)a change in the ext/filter extension that by default processes all incoming data, broke the magic_quotes_gpc feature. While magic_quotes_gpc itself is deprecated and it is recommended to not rely on it as protection against SQL injection, it is still used in many… Read more »

PHP 5.2.7 available

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From PHP.net : The PHP development team would like to announce the immediateavailability of PHP 5.2.7. This release focuses on improving the stability ofthe PHP 5.2.x branch with over 120 bug fixes, several of which are security related.All users of PHP are encouraged to upgrade to this release. (…) Further details about the PHP 5.2.7 release… Read more »

How to package PHP extensions by yourself

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I often receive emails telling me that Dotdeb is a great tool, but that some useful packages are missing, such as some PECL extensions. I wish I could maintain many and many packages, but I don’t think it’s a good idea for the Dotdeb’s overall quality and for my free time 😉 Sorry for that. Then,… Read more »

Storing your PHP sessions using memcached

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Using PHP sessions can be a problem when your PHP applications are load-balanced on many web servers. You can store them on a NFS export or recode the session_set_save_handler using a SQL backend for example. But there is no solution more efficient, more scalable, more performant and easier to deploy than using memcached… Memcached is a… Read more »

PHP 4.4.9 available

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On August 7th, the PHP Group has published the last version of PHP4, numbered 4.4.9 : It continues to improve the security and the stability of the 4.4 branch and all users are strongly encouraged to upgrade to it as soon as possible. This release wraps up all the outstanding patches for the PHP 4.4 series, and is… Read more »