[nSLUG] apache used to generate spam
D G Teed
donald.teed at gmail.com
Mon Jun 8 10:24:41 ADT 2009
On Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 12:03 AM, Hatem Nassrat<hnassrat at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have installed apache and PHP (unfortunately many things are done
> with php these days) and I found something strange, my server
> signature looked weird.
> Apache/2.2.11 (Ubuntu) PHP/5.2.6-3ubuntu4.1 with Suhosin-Patch
> Server at localhost Port 80
> I decided to see whats this "Suhosin-Patch" that I have installed and
> I was shocked. Somebody actually cared to try to fix some of the
> security holes in php. If this patch was installed the above attack
> would have never happened.
Cool. Thanks for sharing that tidbit. Debian 5's php module and CLI has this
patch as well. Unfortunately, the latest Redhat 5.3 does not. According
to a Redhat bug report, Fedora is getting it via a php plugin.
There is a how-to for CentOS and Redhat to add it as extension:
I'm finding it funny lately that Debian, with the old reputation of being behind
the times, is showing itself to be more advanced than Redhat with issues
such as these.
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