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Re: Installer Attack

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Subject Installer Attack
Summary Do you know 'intaller attack'?If you leave 'install' folder in the public area of the server, attacker can know your DB password, DB prefix etc.You should know attackers know the folder of 'install' can be renamed '_install' etc.This is certainly a mis...

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Previous post - Next post | Parent - No child | Posted on 2007/6/3 17:01 | Last modified
GIJOE  Gunnery Sergeant   Posts: 4110
hi tl.


tl wrotes:
Well, if people have been reminded constantly by Xoops Admin and don't even bother to remove the install directory, they may deserve to be attacked and not worthy of Protector protection?

I know several XOOPS sites with '_install' directory.
Attackers can know the sites informations easily via accessing XOOPS_URL/_install/index.php

Of course, there are too many patterns of renaming by users.
(install_, install.bak etc.)
admin.php cannot search all patterns.

Just adding a line checking whether '_INSTALL_CHARSET' is defined or not makes all patterns safe.
(The line is enough light to be ignored)

Thus, I've judged this is worthy code for Protector.
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