A security issue has been reported in PHP, which can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions.
The security issue is caused due to the "crypt()" function only returning the salt when generating salted MD5 hashes and may render e.g. authentication mechanisms relying on the correctness of the "crypt()" function ineffective.
The security issue is reported in version 5.3.7.
Solution: Update to version 5.3.8.
Provided and/or discovered by: jo, feuersee.de
Original Advisory: http://www.php.net/archive/2011.php#id2011-08-22-1
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