Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1928-1 php5 -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
20 Sep 2019
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 805222.
More information:

An update has been made to php5, a server-side, HTML-embedded scripting language. Specficially, as reported in #805222, the ability to build extensions in certain older versions of PHP within Debian has been hindered by an upstream change which first appeared in PHP 5.6.15. This update applies a fix which restores the ability to build PHP extensions for Debian 8 jessie so that a forthcoming PECL extension update can be built and released.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 5.6.40+dfsg-0+deb8u6.

We recommend that you upgrade your php5 packages.

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