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What are the security threats of enabling php zip extension?

Discussion in 'Security' started by Mugoma, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. Mugoma

    Mugoma Well-Known Member

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    By default EasyApache doesn't compile with php zip extension.

    But we have had several users asking for it.

    Are there any risks of enabling php zip extension?
     
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    I had already seen that link.

    The link discusses about zip file uploads while my question is about 'PHP zip extension'. I am not conversant with the extension but don't think it has anything to do with uploading files.
     
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    Hello,

    I'm not aware of any security issues with the PHP Zip extension itself. The security discussion would likely relate more-so the inclusion of malicious files in the zip archives that a PHP script would read. That said, we do provide a list of system administration service companies if you'd like specific security-related advice:

    System Administration Services | cPanel Forums

    Thanks!
     
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