Security aspects concerning code written in the programming language PHP which is often used for web applications.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

-6
votes
2answers
21 views

How to brute force this token in php, if it is possible

it is possible to brute-force this token (MD5 Hash) of the following script (PHP) in a realistic time (0,5h - 24h)? If the answer is YES, how could I do it, for example with PHP or Python? $time = ...
7
votes
2answers
976 views

Modern, security-conscious, PHP book?

After creating a simple login system and trying to protect it against things like SQL injection, Session Hijacking, XSS, etc, I've found that I really enjoy doing this type of thing. I'd like to pick ...
0
votes
2answers
448 views

CMS security issues

I have a desire to make my own CMS , to improve my programming skills. I would use PHP as a server side programming language. So my question is, on what security issues I must pay attention when ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

SQLMAP unable to upload the stager file with 404 error

I can't get to upload the stager file on the OWASPbwa document root (/var/wwww/WackoPicko/users). I am not sure how to troubleshoot this error. Any help on the issue will be appreciated. Thank you. ...
1
vote
0answers
24 views

Allow users to download files from outside of webroot [migrated]

I've got a folder where I'm storing a bunch of confidential documents and I authenticate the user when they log in, but I only want them to be able to download a specific file. How can I retrieve ...
3
votes
2answers
164 views
+50

Is array injection a vulnerability and what is the proper term for it?

When penetration testing I sometimes notice an undesirable behaviour of a PHP script when I inject a single or multidimensional array using the HTTP GET parameters. Possible availability risk I ...
1
vote
4answers
38 views

Remove possibility to read system files with PHP from Apache

When I upload a php file (file.php) with following content on Apache server <?php $file = $_GET['file']; include ( $file); ?> I am able to read any file of Apache using the below URLs http://...
0
votes
2answers
106 views

Can an SQL injection attack happen if the input is only allowed to be hexadecimal characters?

I've set up a login system that works more or less like this: 1) The user enters the data 2) The data is hashed locally using SHA256 (To reduce the risk of someone stealing the password through a ...
1
vote
2answers
79 views

Store passwords as integers

I just came up with this idea that I can store passwords as integers which take up 4 or 8 bytes as opposed to a hash that takes like 150 bytes or something. I wrote this function that converts a ...
7
votes
1answer
325 views

What is the name for this type of URL attack?

Say a PHP page accepts URL path as a POST parameter (like the answer to this question): $path = $_POST['url_path']; file_get_contents('http://example.com' . $path); A maliicious user POSTs ...
4
votes
1answer
72 views

Getting subscribers on website from nowhere?

I have a weird question and I hope I am asking in the right place. Recently I checked some statistics on my website after a while and noticed that the number of email subscribers had jumped from about ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

How can I create many-to-one keys in Doctrine/Zend/PHP?

I'm using Zend with Doctrine 2 to store data in a database. For a given user, I encrypt the data with a randomly-generated key specific to that user, and encrypt the key with that user's password ...
1
vote
1answer
110 views

How can I control all my website's requests? [on hold]

I need to manage my website's requests. Because of both I need to detect suspect requests and block that IP and calculate the number of users which visit my website. So I've created a table like this:...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

www-data is sending rogue mails through sendmail. How do I find the source?

So I have a Ubuntu server hosting a PHP-based web site for me. Some of the services rely on sendmail being configured. I have set it up to send through my GMail account. As of yesterday ~19:00 CET, ...
24
votes
2answers
3k views

Is the undesirable conversion of a scientific number a vulnerability?

I noticed in several penetration tests that PHP is converting values like 1e9 to 1000000000 while the max accepted string length of this number is 3 (in the database storage and as maxlength property ...
0
votes
1answer
80 views

Virus suspicion on website built with PHP Codeigniter [duplicate]

I have received a website, which uses Codeigniter, to modify. The problem is, sometimes when I refresh the main page, a strange file named "download" with the Windows icon will start to download. I'm ...
1
vote
1answer
159 views

Using htmlentities() in a BBCode-supporting textarea to stop XSS

I want to have a text area to post stuff to the database with BBCode. So, I downloaded a JavaScript code (to write in the specific BBCode when the image is clicked) but it didn't transform the text. ...
2
votes
2answers
193 views

How to test image upload vulnerability in a mobile application?

I am administering a mobile application with many users. Users can upload their own .jpg images. I cannot know at this moment if image inputs on the application I am administrating are sanitized or ...
1
vote
0answers
37 views

Bizarre php file appeared in the image gallery folder of my website [duplicate]

Can anyone tell what this is or how it could possibly have made it to the image gallery folder of my website? It appears to be a bunch of variable definitions. Mind you that a period "." is the concat ...
7
votes
3answers
16k views

Generating an unguessable token for confirmation e-mails

I'm generating a token to be used when clicking on the link in a verification e-mail. I plan on using uniqid() but the output will be predictable allowing an attacker to bypass the confirmation e-...
2
votes
1answer
114 views

PHP BLENC extension security concern

PHP BLENC is a extension that allows PHP developer encrypt their code, protect their ideas and avoid illegal copy. Although BLENC allow developer to define the main encryption key in source(in the ...
3
votes
2answers
60 views

How to accept user input for use in terminal safely?

I found a vulnerability, and I'm not sure how to patch it. I currently accept input from the user and use it to create a terminal command which I run on the server. Here's the code simplified. // Get ...
38
votes
7answers
5k views

Exploiting MD5 vulnerability in this PHP form?

I've been practicing in security-related topics and I came upon this problem which I don't understand at all. You receive a form with one input named pass, and this is the code you need to bypass: &...
4
votes
1answer
117 views

Exploiting MD5/Salt Vulnerability in this PHP form?

I've been practicing security-related subjects and this challenge has befuddled me. Note: I can't access any PHP source code, nor can I edit it. I'm only able to view it. The following is given: I ...
2
votes
1answer
126 views

How to bypass PHP username and password check in this CTF challenge?

I'm preparing for this CTF challenge I'll be participating in next week, and I ran across this problem online which I can't manage to solve. I only have control of the variables $user and $pass that ...
5
votes
0answers
59 views

PHP SQL Injection Vulnerability In UPDATE Statements

Take the following SQL query as an example: UPDATE `sqlinjection2` SET `$vote`=`$vote`+1 Our goal is to increment the vote count by more than one, in one request. We cannot access the code itself. ...
4
votes
0answers
101 views

PHP Session Vulnerability

I'm trying to solve a challenge on a CTF, with PHP sessions. The goal is to make check.php echo $_PASSWORD. I do not have access to the files themselves, and therefore I cannot edit them. My ...
4
votes
2answers
134 views

Is this PHP code vulnerable SQL injection?

Im given control over the $vote variable (in the "challenge" function) Is there any way to sql inject the query? (BTW I can see/read whatever the challenge function returns e.g. the sql errors. I ...
0
votes
2answers
104 views

Wordpress - 3.9 - uploading a php file through media gallery

I'm using Wordpress 3.9.2. As we all know, Wordpress media-upload has some restrictions - you can't upload a PHP file, cause it may be malware. There is an app called: iCon2PHP that can merge php ...
1
vote
3answers
129 views

CLI API that requires plaintext user details

I've been tasked with writing a module for my company to interface with an external api. This api has a syntax similar to ssh where I have to incorporate the user details as well as the host address ...
-4
votes
3answers
59 views

How to pass website firewall, in PHP? [closed]

Recently, I have posted a question, (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/37494896/how-to-save-file-from-url-to-web-server-by-php). And, there is an answer in question. In this answer, he said: "So the ...
1
vote
2answers
69 views

How does a PHP application get nulled and how to avoid it

As so many others, I've been a victim of having a PHP product of mine be nulled and put available on the internet to download freely. The purpose of this question is to try to make it more difficult ...
5
votes
1answer
420 views

DVWA - Command Injection (high level)

I am attempting to educate myself further on web securities using DVWA. I am stumped on Command Injection, on the high level The help states The developer has either made a slight typo with the ...
1
vote
1answer
88 views

Password Encryption For PHP 5.3 or Should We Update to 5.5+?

I'm trying to hash passwords for our company site. After testing on a local Apache server that has PHP 5.5.9 and everything working as expected, I went to test on our live server being hosted by ...
5
votes
2answers
187 views

How can someone upload a PHP file to a server without an upload form?

I was entrusted with an existed website for which I should do some changes on the design part, but when I was about to access it, i've seen that it has been compromised. When I was searching for the ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

Are path traversals attacks possible with invalid directories between?

Let's say I can control the variable $path and the full path is generated as follows: $full_path = "./valid_dir/docs/" . trim($path) ; readfile($full_path) ; where docs a non existent dir in the ...
2
votes
2answers
142 views

PHP security hacking question, may be more than just PHP

I have an input box for for INSERTing into the database. It is written in PHP PDO. Some one typed in: <"'> and also: ' onClick='alert(1); I'm assuming they were in two different input ...
4
votes
2answers
106 views

How much can an attacker do/obtain in PHP with the execution of one function?

I am collecting ideas to illustrate a case I've seen once where an attacker basically could get to a situation simplified as follows (not kidding): <?php $fcall = $_GET['fcall']; $fcall(); ...
1
vote
0answers
87 views

Decryption with two-way authentication

We have a Customer who wants his sensitive user-data stored with an encryption. These are the basic requirements: Sensitive user-data is stored in a database using encryption A remote-attacker who ...
1
vote
2answers
97 views

Is header('Location: ../page.php?param='.$param); vulnerable to unvalidated redirects?

I have reviewed a web application built on PHP. It redirects to different pages this way: $param = $_POST['param']; header('Location: ../page.php?param='.$param); Is it vulnerable to unvalidated ...
20
votes
4answers
8k views

Is $_SERVER[ ] a safe source of data in PHP?

Can I 100% rely on $_SERVER[] to be a safe source of data that I do not need to sanitized like I do $_GET[] and $_POST[]?
38
votes
6answers
5k views

PHP files browsable: is this a vulnerability?

I have a friend who has a website developed in PHP on which we can browse all his files one after one (of course, we can not read the content of the PHP files). Do you think this is a security hole? ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Securing FTP Creds in a Java Open Source API

I've written a basic Java API and source code must be released to a small community for the application to function correctly. The Java API helps developers track data for their running scripts and ...
0
votes
1answer
74 views

Possible to take hash from know result and algorithm?

I am trying to build a casino site in PHP where users can play roulette. I found this algorithm that I want to use to "roll" numbers: <?php $secret = '...
1
vote
2answers
86 views

Does an image showing exception error on my site pose a prominent security risk?

I wrote a small website in PHP and ZF2. Had a friend test it out by posting a link to it on Facebook. Apparently I forgot to turn off ZendFramework reporting and he find an error. Posted a photo ...