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Article ID: 4352, created on Mar 24, 2008, last review on Apr 18, 2012

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  • Sphera


August 15, 2005

Dear Sphera customer,

This message includes additional information regarding the PHP security release for RHEL ES/AS2.1 sent on July 12, 2005.



Link to the referenced article in the Sphera Knowledge base: (Article #1527):



  1. Make sure SD3.7.3 is installed.
  2. The package: mod_php4_VA-4.3.11-1 must be installed before this patch. Please refer to our message from May 1, 2005 for more details: (article 1509)


Installation steps:

  1. Installing the PHP patch using the RPM tool.
  1. Before using the RPM tool, carefully read the instructions below as well as the 'RPM tool user guide' which is located in the Sphera Download manager: under the ServerDirector V3.7 documents section.


  1. Verify that the tool configuration file exists in: /etc/sphera.repository/conf/sd_rpm_manager.conf and includes the correct parameters as described in the guide. If not, create it and add the properties required according to the RPM tool user guide.
  2. Edit the RPM tool configuration file as follows: spec_url=
    rpm_url= <RPM Directory> directory where you store the RPM’s
  3. The following RPM is needed by the RPM tool. Download and place the RPMs in a <RPM directory> on the machine. The directory should be the same as you used in the RPM tool configuration file in the section above.


    The RPMs are located in the Sphera Download manager ( under the ServerDirector V3.7 RPMs directory. 
    Note: Do not install the RPM, the RPM tool will perform all required operations


Installing php_VA_pear-4.3.11 package using the RPM tool:

  1. To view the list of possible upgrades run: <ServerDirector base>/bin/sd_rpm_manager -l.
    The following RPM should be displayed:
  2. To install the RPM run:
    <ServerDirector base>/bin/sd_rpm_manager -u <packages name as listed at the -l option>

Should you have any questions, please contact us through your eService account at


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