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PHP Security Tips

Contributed by jose on from the protect-yourself-and-your-server dept.

OnLamp recently ran a two part series on PHP security. Since PHP allows for so much control of web content, it's risky for developers who get caught by a few bugs. However, it's relatively easy to secure your system with well known ideas. The first part of the series was released in late march, and the second part was published about a week ago. Well worth checking out for PHP developers. No sense compromising your OpenBSD server with poor PHP code.

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  1. By Anonymous Coward () on

    Well, ehm, somewhat Off topic maybe, but im kind of need a way to chroot php so my users wont write php code wich browse the filesystem... Right now they can read systemfiles, and other users php code... Is there a simple way to lock php to their homedirs?


    1. By toxic () on

      save_mode = 1

      1. By toxic () on

        safe_mode = On

    2. By Anonymous Coward () on


      for example, in each vhost definition, i enter

      php_admin_value open_basedir "/home/userhome:/www/userweb"

      i also set a few other things ... i turn on safe mode, set safe_mode_exec_dir, and doc_root

      1. By mdr () on

        and don't forge to put /tmp in there :) if you want your users to be able to upload files

  2. By Lennie () on

    Because if the webserver process has the uid/gid of the user, no more worries... no more nobody/www-data crap.

    After all the ftp-server changes the uid/gui, why not something as important as the webserver...?

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