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Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2009 09:35:38 +0200
From: Tomas Hoger <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: PHP 5.2.9

On Wed, 8 Apr 2009 14:02:26 -0400 (EDT) "Steven M. Christey"
<> wrote:

> > # Fixed a crash on extract in zip when files or directories entry
> > names contain a relative path. (Pierre)
> >
> >
> > This should only affect php 5.2.7 or versions that have original fix
> > for CVE-2008-5658 backported.
> This was announced in 5.2.9 changelog though, so wouldn't 5.2.8 be
> affected?

Ah, sorry for using confusing wording.  I was only trying to say that
the affected code was only introduced in 5.2.7, but anyone backporting
upstream patch for CVE-2008-5658 may actually introduce this problem in
earlier version.  I have no reason to believe 5.2.8 is not affected,
5.2.7 was supposed to give "first affected" version.

Tomas Hoger / Red Hat Security Response Team

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