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    Suhosin Extension or Suhosin Patch


    What is the difference between Suhosin Extension and Suhosin Patch?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Installing the Extension

    Unlike the Hardening-Patch for PHP, nearly all of Suhosin´s features are within the extension. Therefore you might want to only install the extension and use a plain unpatched PHP. Depending on the system we might already offer binary packages. You can check our Suhosin Downloads page. In that case you only need to activate the extension inside your php.ini and maybe add Configuration directives if you are not satisfied by the default values.

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    For Suhosin-Patch you need to recompile your PHP and for Suhosin-Extension you dont have to, just add Module info and viola! there it is!

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    So both do the same job and which one is better?

    Please advise.

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    Nov 2002
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    California USA
    Install both... they do different things:

    Suhosin comes in two independent parts, that can be used separately or in combination.
    The first part is a small patch against the PHP core, that implements a few low-level protections against bufferoverflows or format string vulnerabilities and the
    second part is a powerful PHP extension that implements all the other protections.
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    Thanks a lot guys. You've been really helpful.

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