[AusNOG] Fwd: PEAR PHP Compromised - Possible Backdoor Going Back 6 Months!

Noel Butler noel.butler at ausics.net
Thu Jan 24 16:30:33 EST 2019

This did the rounds of twitter last night, but incase your heads been in
the sand... 

-------- Original Message -------- 
If you use the popular PEAR PHP extension or have within the last 6
months, there is a possibility that a backdoor could have been
introduced depending on how you installed the extension.

"... this does *not* affect the PEAR installer package itself... it
affects the go-pear.phar executable that you would use to initially
install the PEAR installer. Using the `pear` command to install various
PEAR package is *not* affected."

There is still a lot of questions and PEAR PHP are in the process of
investigating the full extent of what happened. Please check the
references below for the latest updates.




Kind Regards, 

Noel Butler 

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