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Old 01-24-2019, 07:12 PM   #1
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Is PEAR that's distributed with Slackware's PHP package safe?


Recently, it has come out that PEAR's package had been compromised for approximately the last six months. It appears someone managed to replace the package on their website with a version that includes a possible backdoor. More info can be found here,

I was just wondering if anyone knows if PEAR that is distributed in Slackware's PHP package is compromised. or if it's safe?

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Old 01-25-2019, 03:07 AM   #2
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Slackware installs the pear bundled with php, it doesn't use (nor ships) the go-pear.phar file cited in the article.
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Old 01-27-2019, 07:17 PM   #3
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Thank you for clarifying that ponce. That's good to know.


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