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Re: Advisory 18/2005: PHP Cross Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability in phpinfo()
From: Matthew Murphy <mattmurphy () kc rr com>
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2005 12:02:02 -0600
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Nice try, Stefan.
I reported this vulnerability more than three years ago (against 4.2.x)
on October 12, 2002 via the PHP bug database. I was told to implement
an .ini setting and the bug was marked "Bogus".
For information, please see PHP Bug #19881:
That's a hell of a turnaround for you, Esser. It's the first security
bug I've reported in your software that's actually been fixed. And it
only took you *THREE YEARS*. We're finally making some progress here.
Next time, you could try giving me credit for my research as well. Thanks.
Your work here represents an inexcusable degree of sloppiness and a
complete conflict of interest. Instead of fixing the bug when I as a
third-party researcher report it, you blow it off. Then, you
conveniently rediscover it three years later, omitting all mention of
the fact that *your own* project team refused to fix it the first time
Your project has just surpassed both Microsoft and Cisco as *the worst*
security response in the business. Open source or commercial. At least
I didn't have to worry about either of them stealing credit for my work,
even if the legal goons at Cisco would prefer to sue me into oblivion.
I will never be working with you again, and I hope nobody else is
foolish enough to, either.
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