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RE: [lists] Re: PHP security (or the lack thereof)
From: "Curt Purdy" <purdy () tecman com>
Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2006 19:26:00 -0400
Neil Neely wrote:
For those of us that have to administer shared hosting
servers where customers can and do build/install very poorly
written web applications it can be a full time job trying to
protect your server.
At my the ISP I used to run, we used a "chroot jail" so that every site had
its own little bubble that could not be broken through. A cracker could
compromise a site and deface it or whatever, but could not traverse to any
other location on the server. Therefore a customer could have the most
insecure php app around with a back-door in a "free" PHP module they got off
the Net and could be embarassed by a cracker but no-one else would suffer
including my BSD server.
Curt Purdy CISSP, GSNA, GSEC, CNE, MCSE+I, CCDA
Information Security Officer
Information Systems Security
If you spend more on coffee than on IT security, you will be hacked.
What's more, you deserve to be hacked.
-- former White House cybersecurity czar Richard Clarke
- RE: [lists] Re: PHP security (or the lack thereof) Curt Purdy (Jul 18)