Software Update: PHP 5.1.2

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PHP is a so-called hypertext preprocessor and is mainly used to generate dynamic content in the HTML serverside markup language. PHP developers have just released a new version of the 5.0 branch released. More precisely, it concerns version 5.1.2, which via this page can be downloaded in different versions. Posted below are the major changes made in PHP 5.1.2. In this document are all fixes:

The PHP development team is proud to announce the release of PHP 5.1.2. This release combines small feature enhancements with a fair number of bug fixes and addresses three security issues. All PHP 5 users are encouraged to upgrade to this release.

The security issues resolved include the following:

  • HTTP Response Splitting has been addressed in ext/session and in the header() function. Header() can no longer be used to send multiple response headers in a single call.
  • Format string vulnerability in ext/mysqli.
  • Possible cross-site scripting problems in certain error conditions.

The feature enhancements include the following notables:

  • Hash extension was added to core and is now enabled by default. This extension provides support for most common hashing algorithms without reliance on 3rd party libraries.
  • XMLWriter was added and enabled by default.
  • New OCI8 extension that includes numerous fixes.
  • PNG compression support added to the GD extension.
  • Added –enable-gcov configure option to enable C-level code coverage.
  • getNamespaces() and getDocNamespaces() methods added to SimpleXML extension.

The release also includes over 85 bug fixes with a focus on:

  • Correction of the many regressions in the strtotime() function.
  • Fixes of several crashes, leaks and memory corruptions found in the imap, pdo, gd, mysqli, mcrypt and soap extensions.
  • Corrected problems with the usage of SSI and virtual() in the Apache2 SAPI.
  • Build fixes for iconv and sybase_ct extensions.
  • Fixed the previously broken Sun(rise|set) functions.
  • SQLite libraries upgraded to 2.8.17 and 3.2.8
  • Win32 binaries now include libxml2-2.6.22 and libxslt-1.1.15.

Version number 5.1.2
Website PHP
License type Prerequisites (GNU/BSD/etc.)
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