[php-maint] Fwd: [PHP-DEV] PHP 5.2.7 + magic_quotes_gpc broken

Raphael Geissert atomo64+debian at gmail.com
Sun Dec 7 00:11:47 UTC 2008

Hi all,

Looks like 5.2.7 should not be uploaded, not even to unstable.

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Subject: [PHP-DEV] PHP 5.2.7 + magic_quotes_gpc broken
From: Scott MacVicar <scott at macvicar.net>
Date: Sat, 06 Dec 2008 14:35:42 -0600
Newsgroup: gmane.comp.php.devel


There have been several bug reports about magic_quotes_gpc being  
broken, at the moment in 5.2.7 the escaping is not performed even when  
enabled. So any applications that attempt to undo the work of  
magic_quotes_gpc will end up with problems.

I've backed out the bug that broke this #42718

Since this is a relative serious issue from a security stand point if  
people rely on it being enabled and a potential data loss for those  
trying to undo it, I'd like to see a release packaged asap.

If Ilia agrees then could fixes to the 5.2 branch be restricted to  
build fixes only.


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