Exploiting Common Vulnerabilities in PHP Applications

Thursday, 26 September 2002, 1:39 AM EST

PHP has the following characteristics:
- Interpreted,
- Fast Execution - The interpreter is embedded in the web server, no fork() or setup overhead
- Feature Rich - Hundreds of non trivial builtin functions
- Simple Syntax - Non declared and loosely typed variables, 'wordy' function names

Over the course of this paper I'm going to try to explain why I feel the last two characteristics make applications written in PHP easy to attack and hard to defend. Then I'll finish off with a rant about distribution of 'blame' when it comes to software security.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

USBdriveby: Compromising computers with a $20 microcontroller

Posted on 19 December 2014.  |  Security researcher Samy Kamkar has devised a fast and easy way to compromise an unlocked computer and open a backdoor on it: a simple and cheap ($20) pre-programmed Teensy microcontroller.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Fri, Dec 19th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //