How To Install Suhosin PHP 5 Protection Security Patch on CentOS

Install Suhosin PHP 5 Protection Security Patch on CentOS

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Suhosin PHP 5 protection security patch on CentOS. For those of you who didn’t know, Suhosin patch is an advanced protection system for PHP installations. It was designed to protect your servers against a number of well-known problems in PHP applications and on the other hand against potential unknown vulnerabilities within these applications or the PHP core itself.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step install Suhosin PHP in CentOS system.

Install Suhosin PHP 5 Protection Security Patch on CentOS

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

yum clean all
yum -y update

Step 2. Download latest version of Suhosin:

yum install php-devel
http://download.suhosin.org/suhosin-0.9.35.tgz
tar -xvf suhosin-0.9.35.tgz

 Next, run the following commands to compile Suhosin under PHP 5:

cd suhosin-0.9.33
phpize
./configure
make
make install

Create the Suhosin configuration, type the following command:

echo 'extension=suhosin.so' > /etc/php.d/suhosin.ini

Restart webserver Nginx, Lighttpd or Apache:

service nginx restart
service lighttpd restart
service httpd restart

Step 3. Verify Suhosin installation

php -v

 Install Suhosin PHP 5 Protection Security Patch on CentOS

 Suhosin should now be installed. You can check by creating a file called info.php in /var/www/html/ with the following content:

<?php
phpinfo();
?>

Install Suhosin PHP 5 Protection Security Patch on CentOS

The features of the Suhosin patch are listed under Engine Protection (only with patch); all the other features come with the Suhosin extension. But if you would like to configure it according to your setup, then visit the Suhosin configuration page for more information.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Suhosin. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Suhosin PHP on CentOS system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Suhosin PHP website.

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