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Daily Dose - PHP 5.3.5 and 5.2.17 Fix Cruicial "Floating-Point Bug"

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Daily Dose - PHP 5.3.5 and 5.2.17 Fix Cruicial "Floating-Point Bug"

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The floating-point bug is an error in the way that PHP converts numbers that may cause system resource problems.  This error opens up a system to a DoS attack on 32-bit systems.  You can find a PHP script that determines whether your system is affected by the bug.

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