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Re: Critical PHP bug - act ASAP if you are running web with sensitive data
From: Jasper Bryant-Greene <jasper () album co nz>
Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2006 09:58:56 +1200
Moriyoshi Koizumi wrote:
Jasper Bryant-Greene wrote:
I very much doubt there are many applications at all containing code
like this. It is illogical to be decoding html entities from user
input. Therefore I would not call this a "very serious problem" and
certainly not a critical bug.
Not really. While this is not part of the HTML / HTTP standards, major
around try to send such characters in the user input as HTML entities
all be represented in the encoding of the originating HTML page, it's
the function is used to filter the query strings.
Indeed, it probably is, but hopefully the results of that are not then
echoed out to the browser without running htmlspecialchars() etc on
them... If they are (which is the root of this "security problem") then
that is the fault of the idiot who wrote the code, not PHP. You can only
protect users from their own stupidity to a certain degree...
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