Archive for September, 2010

PHP Manager 1.0 for IIS 7 – stable release

PHP Manager is a tool for IIS 7 that greatly simplifies installation, configuration, management and troubleshooting of PHP in IIS. A beta release of the tool has been published a month ago and since then it has been downloaded nearly five thousand times. Today I am releasing the final stable build of PHP Manager 1.0 for IIS 7, which includes new features and fixes for the bugs reported in the beta release.

Both x86 and x64 builds of PHP Manager 1.0 for IIS 7 can be downloaded from the project’s page at codeplex.com:

http://phpmanager.codeplex.com/releases/

Note: if you already have the beta release installed then it will be upgraded when you install the final build of PHP Manager 1.0 for IIS 7.

PHP Manager 1.0 can be used to:

  • Register PHP with IIS;
  • Validate and properly configure existing PHP installations;
  • Run multiple PHP versions side by side on the same server and even within the same web site;
  • Check PHP runtime configuration and environment (output of phpinfo() function);
  • Configure various PHP settings;
  • Enable or disable PHP extensions;
  • Remotely manage PHP configuration in php.ini file.

The most important feature introduced in this release is the validation and optimization of existing PHP configurations on IIS. Continue Reading »

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ruslany on September 29th 2010 in FastCGI, PHP

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PHP on IIS: get the latest security updates now

This morning Microsoft has released a security update that addresses the ASP.NET Security Vulnerability. The PHP applications running on IIS are subject to this vulnerability if ASP.NET is enabled in IIS.

IMPORTANT: Even if PHP applications on IIS do not use any of the ASP.NET features the vulnerability still exists as long as ASP.NET is enabled. It is recommended to install the security update as soon as possible.

The security update is available today via the Microsoft Download Center. In a next few days it will also be distributed via Windows Update channels. Once the update is on Windows Update, you can run the Windows Update on your servers to automatically apply the security patch.

If you plan to download the updates directly from Microsoft Download Center then follow the instructions in Scott Guthrie’s blog at:

http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2010/09/28/asp-net-security-update-now-available.aspx

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ruslany on September 28th 2010 in PHP

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ASP.NET vulnerability affecting PHP sites on IIS

Update on Sep 28th, 2010: The security update for the vulnerability is available. More details can be found at PHP on IIS: get the latest security updates now.

Microsoft has recently released a Security Advisory about a security vulnerability in ASP.NET. This vulnerability exists in all versions of ASP.NET. The PHP applications running on IIS are also subject to this vulnerability if ASP.NET is enabled in IIS.

IMPORTANT: Even if PHP application is not using any of the ASP.NET features the vulnerability still exists as long as ASP.NET is enabled.

More information about the vulnerability can be found at the following links:

This blog post describes how to protect you PHP applications on IIS from attacks that exploit this vulnerability. Continue Reading »

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ruslany on September 22nd 2010 in PHP

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