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Security quotes of the week

Security quotes of the week

Posted Oct 4, 2012 20:59 UTC (Thu) by josh (subscriber, #17465)
In reply to: Security quotes of the week by ftc
Parent article: Security quotes of the week

Most PHP setups tend to leave the PHP files in the web root, with a configuration that says "run .php files via php rather than serving them". With a setup like that, it only takes one web server misconfiguration to cause the server to serve the file as text rather than running it.

A much better configuration would have all the PHP files outside the web root, where misconfigurations would fail closed by not serving them.


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