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Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#30806 closed feature request (invalid)

Security: Full Path Disclosure

Reported by: smartifahrer's profile smartifahrer Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.1
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On Sergej Müller Website, i found a post about "Full Path Disclosure" (in german)

On some hostern (1&1) it is not posible or easy to change PHP settings so that error not shown.

So is you direct access an wordpess PHP-file you get a error message and see the server path.

In Joomla there is a simple solution to prevent this
Fist tey define a constant in files with direct access.

define('_JEXEC', 1);

Then in all other files they check if the constant is defined or die
defined('_JEXEC') or die('Restricted access');

This works fine. This can make Wordpress more secure. Ok, to make this we must add a line of code in all files. But i think its worth.

Change History (1)

#1 @ocean90
9 years ago

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See the Security FAQ:

Why are there path disclosures when directly loading certain files?
This is a server configuration problem. Never enable display_errors on a production site.

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