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security concerns: php reg global

hope someone can help:
after installing v1.6 RC4, i was prompted to set Register Globals to OFF if not used. Since setting to OFF usually requires some Server Admin intervention, my question is:
Q. i've seen some internet forum postings dtd 2005 which point out security vulnerabilities of v1.3 & earlier. Are all existing known security threats already addressed in v1.6 RC4 and that setting register globals to OFF is for additional assurance for threats not yet discovered?



  • Since nobody answer this question, let me to be honest. I am not sure whether all security threats already addressed in v1.6 RC4, cause I have not tested whether any security-hole still be opened or not.

    Basically, set register_global directive to OFF is recommended. At least, this is what php.ini said:
    You should do your best to write your scripts so that they do not require register_globals to be on. Using form variables as globals can easily lead to possible security problems, if the code is not very well thought of.
    Best regards,
    Masino Sinaga
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