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

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PHP malware/shell keeps resurrecting [duplicate]

So I've been fighting this problem for months now and decided that it's beyond my limited (if at all) server skills, and that I need help from the pros. I have a VPS (with root access) which hosts ...
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Offering a privacy scenario with PHP mcrypt library

first of all, sorry if my question is not clear, because English is not my first language. Anyway, let-me explain the concept I'm struggling to solve as the best solution. I have some guys, and they ...
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How to use mySQL UNION operator in sql injection, with injectable password paramiter?

Can someone give me an example of sql injection with UNION operator, that returns users and passwords, with regards to the bellow php example. I've managed to inject simple 1 or 1=1... in the pass ...
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How to perform SQL injection with real_escape_string filter in place?

can someone give me an example of mySQL injection payload, which will bypass the real_escape_string() sanitize filter in regards to the below php example. function sanitizeStrXSS51($var) { global ...
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Learning ethical SQL injection with php login form

I'm learning ethical hacking and now I'm on sql injection topic. I'm also new to SQL and php. Ok, so I have local damn vulnerable website with back-end Linux, MySQL and Apache and now trying to use ...
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Does using a MAC for encryption remove the need for PKCS7 padding with this class?

I am working with this PHP encryption class using MCRYPT_RIJNDAEL_256 and MCRYPT_MODE_CBC with a fixed 32-byte (64 character) HMAC key, as my basis. The class is a result of previous discussions and ...
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session management and login php scripts

I want to to write login scripts for clients websites to make them more secure. I want to know what best practices I can implement into this. There are password protected control panels in abundance, ...
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htaccess - protect php file execution in specific directory

How can I protect php execution in specific upload directory? Mostly, people put .htaccess in upload folder to protect php execution. But someone says it can be replaced by attackers. So how can I ...
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Generating authentication token from PHP sessions

I have a traditional PHP site which uses sessions. I've developed a real-time app in nodejs and wish to authenticate users here based on their PHP session. The procedure would go something like this: ...
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Secure Requests Between iOS App and PHP Server

I'm developing an iOS app that requires data to be sent to a server to process a transaction. The data is stored on Stripe (A credit card service) so I do not need to worry about encrypting / storing ...
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Strong email validation. Is it really necessary?

I am working on one of my projects where users don't need to register or login to post an advert, but they have to provide email so that a confirmation link will be sent to their email address for ...
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Sanitise specific HTML attribute values against XSS

We want to implement a "safe mode" in a Markdown parser called Parsedown. We have a MarkupEscaped option that disables HTML input, but this is not enough. In order to be safe, the parser needs to ...
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How to validate report given by a white hat hacker

I give a contract to find vulnerabilities in my site to a white hat hacker. According to him he performed several attacks on my site for 15 days and find that there is no any security threats. I am ...
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Encrypted quiz data in PHP and JS

I'm developing a quiz with which you can win a few cool prizes. Therefore I'm afraid, that someone might try to hack/manipulate it. All participants have to be logged in and the website takes 15 ...
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Security of php code on webserver - obfuscate?

Can the php source of a web app be considered safe on the server, or is it worthwhile obfuscating the code to reduce the chance of successful theft? I think my question boils down to 'Is there a ...
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Protecting code injection via chattr on php files?

Recently, a website I hosted (wordpress I think) for a friend got hacked and all php pages had added code at the bottom in the form of "echo base64_encode(...);". Thus there were unwanted ads on very ...
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Run a uploaded file with a double extension? [closed]

I tested some pieces of code from an old project. I found something that looks like it could be an exploit, but I do not manage to exploit it completely. Here is the code: $target = "folder/"; ...
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Bypassing file upload restrictions

However an exercise I do not manage to resolve, I have to bypass a check of extension of a form in PHP. It turns out that just the extension is verified, but certain special characters are replaced ...
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What is the encoding of that string? [closed]

I try to find the encoding of a string. I thought at first it was Base64, but actually not, it seems ... Let me explain quickly. For a exercise, I have to decode the following string: ...
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SQL injection on query (MySQL/PHP) [closed]

First, sorry if my issue is a duplicate! This is an exercise that I can not solve. It is an authentication, simply. But the problem is that the application does not check both the password and ...
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Securing php session using extra settings [duplicate]

I have googling on securing php session and came across this link http://www.wikihow.com/Create-a-Secure-Login-Script-in-PHP-and-MySQL where they suggest to start like this as below. $session_name ...
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what are potential security risks of a python script outside public_html folder

I would like to know the risks of a python script that is outside of public_html application/scripts/myscript.py public_html This script is called by the php application asynchronously. it receives ...
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Is PHP unserialize() exploitable without any 'interesting' methods?

Say that there was a publicly accessible web page with the following PHP code: <?php class NotInteresting { public function noExploits() { echo "Whatever."; } } $unsafe = ...
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Is this PHP contact form secure? [closed]

Can you please tell me whether the following PHP contact form is secure? (It gets used with AJAX.) <?php $email_to = "myaddress@email.com"; $email_subject = "My subject"; $name = $_POST["name"]; ...
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PHP max_input_vars security expectations

Considering a site that handles large POST data, would it be unreasonable and dangerous to set the php.ini max_input_vars to something like 100000? I know this is a vector for DOS attacks, but don't ...
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Is there any security concern to host Wordpress on the main web server?

We have been hosting our Wordpress blog on a Linux virtual box, and our main web application on an IIS server. Our website is www.mainsite.com and the wordpress is on www.blog.mainsite.com. Now there ...
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Would this generated CSRF token be considered cryptographically strong?

I am working on enhancing the security of an existing web application which currently has not implemented the use of anti-CSRF tokens, so it is up to me to generate one, add the hidden fields and ...
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my table is dropped in PDO [closed]

This is my PDO method i used this method to save input value to SQL After reading this pdo-prepared-statements-sufficient-to-prevent-sql-injection Since Am started learning PHP i don't know this ...
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Is SQL Injection possible in this PHP registration script? [closed]

I've recently created a PHP registration script for a website that a friend and I are working on. I've read up on the dangers of MySQL injection, and I was wondering if my current code is protected ...
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Hydra from Kali Linux + Tamper http post form syntax of the failure login attempt [duplicate]

I had asked this question in the general forum I think it is more adequate to place it here. ...
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Which PHP encryption method is most incidentally-secure?

just started researching on the latest PHP encryption methods, I've found out my favorite algorithms are compromised. MD5 is no good, SHA-1 has "found flaws", SHA-512 isn't "meant for passwords", ...
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Calling string functions safely

I wish to implement some user callable functions in my code. I use something like this: function funcTest(){ echo "This is test function"; } if (isset($_GET['cmd'])) { $func = ...
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Good password hashing algorithm compatible with PHP and Linux apps

I'm looking for a password hash method for a new server system. The hashes must be generated from PHP code and verified from PHP as well as by a number of applications on a Linux system. I know that ...
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PHP: Save e-mail address hashed or plain [duplicate]

I've been wondering about something, is it more secure to store an encrypted (hashed with password_hash) email address in the database, or just as plain text? I've google'd this matter and saw that ...
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Security concerns about purchased PHP script (web app)

I have been thinking about buying a ready-made PHP script (i.e. a web application) that provides a specific functionality. Say, for example one of these sold by Agriya: http://www.agriya.com/products ...
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prevent session hijacking in PHP

I wrote the log In/log Out scripts of my web page and when the user logs in I store in the $_SESSION variable the user agent. Now each time a page is loaded I check if the user is logged in or not and ...
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Use password_hash() with a system-wide salt and a user-specific salt

This is somewhat a followup to "About password_hash() in PHP and storing (part of) its salt outside DB". Is there a way or any advantage to have a system-wide salt and a user-specific salt vs just a ...
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Is this PHP TOTP (time based one time password) idea sound?

Disclaimer: I am not very familiar with safety techniques in general. The problem: Quickly create lots of small files in server from a bash script. I used to use scp (secure copy) in order to create ...
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PHP unserialize() object injection

So I came across with this authentication bypass security notice and the fix for it was just simply changing all serialization to json encoding. I am just wondering how this really is exploitable? ...
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How CryptoPHP: Sneaky malware works?

This malware is hidden in pirated themes and plug-ins for CMS . the ‘social.png’ file confirmed we had found the backdoor; as it contained a big blob of obfuscated PHP code . My question is how ...
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Passing session id in query string to maintain state in third party iframe - good practice?

I would like to allow the user to be "logged in" and maintain state / logged in status between pages within an iframe. The iframe content is ours, and will be hosted on various clients' websites. ...
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php execution possibility in img src

I am creating a simple application. There is an option to download a generated image. For that, my PHP code is: <?php if (isset($_GET['img_name'])){ ?> <html> <img src="<?php echo ...
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question regarding php upload form security

I read here http://blog.insicdesigns.com/2009/01/secure-file-upload-in-php-web-applications/ and question is related with text near However, if the attacker is able to upload files, even outside ...
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Techniques to make a login page safe without using SSL

I am developing a web page where people can write and comment things (no personal informations required) and I need to put a log in form so users can see all their actions on my web page. My idea is ...
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Is this PHP code XSS proof?

Is the following PHP code XSS proof? <?php $site = $_GET["url"]; echo "<a href='".str_replace(array("\"", "'", "javascript:", "vbscript:"), array("%22", "%27", "", ""), ...
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Evil PHP code I need help analyzing

I found on my server something like this at the beginning of my php files: <?php ...
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How does this wordpress XSS work?

There is a new Wordpress exploit in wp-includes/formatting.php $textarr = preg_split('/(<.*>|\[.*\])/Us', $text, -1, PREG_SPLIT_DELIM_CAPTURE); General problem here is that they try to parse ...
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PHP get_file_contents & curl [closed]

These two are the functions can capture remote address, for example this is a social network site example.com/user?privacyemail.php, this site is containing email of user or some kind of private info, ...
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Why does this CSRF vulnerability work?

Recently Laravel 4 was updated to address a security concern: there was a CSRF vulnerability in their code. Here's the old code: if (Session::token() != Input::get('_token')) { throw new ...
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Active Directory Injection attack

Is there a possible way of injecting code to pull data from Active directory? I have written a PHP page that executes Powershell and is able to change passwords to a controlled group of people. ...