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Re: PHP Security Risk?
From: q q <systemcracker () gmail com>
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2004 11:13:44 +0000

oh yeah, a sysadmin's gonna disable file uploads on a production box
and not get ten tonnes of hell from the development team and clients
when their websites stop working?

general security is the domain of the sysadmin, but the sysadmin
can't/won't look through every bit of PHP code to make sure people are
using move_uploaded_file() and not copy(), is she? I mean, come on.

Security of the box is the responsibility of the one who looks after the box
Security of the code is the responsibility of the one who looks after the code

On Fri, 3 Dec 2004 16:17:34 -0600, Greg Donald <destiney () gmail com> wrote:
On Fri, 3 Dec 2004 15:48:32 +0100 (CET), John GALLET
<john.gallet () wanadoo fr> wrote:
The real danger is that this security part is left te be handled by the
*programmer* not the sysadmin.

Wrong.  Sysadmins have full control over the httpd.conf and the
php.ini files.  Any functions, classes, file extensions, execution
access, etc., that he/she feels unsafe may be disabled quite easily.

Web server security involving PHP is certainly not 'left to be
handled' only by the programmer.  The sysadmin has many facilities to
ensure a secure environment exists.

Greg Donald
Zend Certified Engineer

PHP, mySQL Security at www.puremango.co.uk

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