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PHP security bugs

by Nikola Strahija on November 2nd, 2005 Security researchers have found more vulnerabilities in PHP. The critical security flaws allow hackers to conduct cross-site scripting attacks, bypass certain security restrictions or compromise a vulnerable system.

The vulnerabilities reported affect PHP versions 4.4.0 and prior. Users are advised to update to version 4.4.1. Most of this batch of PHP security vulnerabilities were discovered by Stefan Esser, of the Hardened-PHP Project, which has published a series of advisories.

The security bugs described by the Hardened-PHP Project are yet to be developed into s'kiddie friendly exploits. But the past appearance of PHP-targeting worms, and the damage they caused, should really prompt the rapid deployment of security updates.

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