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php exec function security issues

Discussion in 'Security' started by postcd, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. postcd

    postcd Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    please which tasks can do abusers if i do not disable PHP "exec" function globally?

    I have this PHP:
    And i have SuPHP, SuExec on/enabled.
     
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    functions like exec, shell_exec, and passthru allow PHP scripts to run system commands (i.e. bash commands).

    Generally it's really best to leave them disabled, as it makes it much harder for hackers to functionally use PHP shells or other exploit scripts.
     
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