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Bug #21220 Wrong Apache version in phpinfo() shown
Submitted: 2002-12-27 14:21 UTC Modified: 2003-09-09 17:43 UTC
Avg. Score:2.0 ± 1.0
Reproduced:2 of 2 (100.0%)
Same Version:0 (0.0%)
Same OS:0 (0.0%)
From: psychosos at gmx dot at Assigned:
Status: Closed Package: Apache related
PHP Version: 4.3.0 OS: Windows 2000 Professional
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2002-12-27 14:21 UTC] psychosos at gmx dot at
When executing a PHP script (*) on Apache 1.3.27 (PHP 4.3.0 as Apache module) it shows "Apache/1.3.24" as "Apache Version" while it should be 1.3.27.

(*) <?php phpinfo; ?>


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 [2002-12-27 15:55 UTC]
This is not a big. It simply shows the version of Apache php4apache.dll was compiled against. You can see you running apache version under SERVER_SOFTWARE.
 [2002-12-28 14:23 UTC] psychosos at gmx dot at
Well, I found change the name field then. Because if I read "Apache Version" to me it is obvious that the current Apache version running is meant. Specially if some lines below it says "Hostname:Port" and there I do not see the hostname of the machine where PHP was compiled but my own.

It's not really a bug, not serious or important in any way, it would just be cosmetic and I thought I could tell ;)

 [2003-09-09 12:18 UTC] psychosos at gmx dot at
I still think this isn't completely bogus; I hope I explained my point of view understandable in the previous comment - if it says "Apache version" I think about the version of Apache, not about the version of the interface to Apache.
If you don't think it should be fixed that's ok, mark it bogus again and I'll keep my mouth shut :)
 [2003-09-09 17:43 UTC]
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Also added apache_get_version() function the same time.
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