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Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 15:03:28 +0100
From: Tomas Hoger <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: php 5.3.1 update

On Fri, 20 Nov 2009 10:47:35 +0000 Joe Orton <> wrote:

> > PHP was updated to version 5.3.1 and did also address security
> > issues:
> We assigned some CVE names for the new issues here; two correspond to 
> existing issues fixed earlier in 5.2.11.  The CVE names have not made
> it to the web site but were used in the e-mail announcement text:

Link to announcement mail with CVEs:

> - Fixed bug #50063 (safe_mode_include_dir fails). (CVE-2009-3559,
>   Johannes, christian at elmerot dot se)

Reading the upstream bug , this is
not a security flaw, rather a safe_mode regression causing uid check to
happen where it should not resulting in over-restrictive safe_mode.

Some links for the other two issues:

> - Fixed a safe_mode bypass in tempnam() identified by Grzegorz
> Stachowiak. (CVE-2009-3557, Rasmus)

> - Fixed a open_basedir bypass in posix_mkfifo() identified by Grzegorz
>   Stachowiak. (CVE-2009-3558, Rasmus)

Looks like CVE-2009-3546 got fixed too.

Tomas Hoger / Red Hat Security Response Team

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