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Morpheus
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 5:47 am 
Post subject: Hi Community

Hi phpbb2 Refugees

Nice to find a forum to discuss the good old phpbb2

My forum was hacked some days ago, but luckywise the guy was friendly enough to tell me about my security issue. I didn't have a htaccess file to protect my config.php.

So, since i have fixed that issue, i was wondering if there may be some other security issues i might not know about.

Basically i have a phpbb 2.0.23 forum with the following mods: ez_portal ; EasyMOD 0.3.0 ; UploadPic 1.3.7 ; Calenderfunction v.x? ; Birthday 1.6.1

Anyone of you guys can give me a direction weather there are some known security issues with the forum and/or one of those mods known?

Are there some furthermore basic directives on how to make my forum more secure? My htacces now locks config.php, common.php as the folders: db, includes, languages - i didn't lock the admin folder, since i can not open the ACP then. Should i still lock it?

thanks for all your advice ...

morph

//Edit: I have read about the session hijacking problem. But since guests can't post pictures in my forum that shouldn't be a problem for me then?
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Dog Cow
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:37 pm 
Post subject: Re: Hi Community

Morpheus wrote:

//Edit: I have read about the session hijacking problem. But since guests can't post pictures in my forum that shouldn't be a problem for me then?

What about linking a remote avatar?

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transm
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:07 am 
Post subject: Re: Hi Community

How does anyone read config.php? Does it need to be protected?
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Slackervaara
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:58 am 
Post subject: Re: Hi Community

Most hackers uses cross-scripting and it can be blocked through .htaccess very easy.

http://phpbb2refugees.com/viewtopic.php?t=265#2535
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Dog Cow
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:35 pm 
Post subject: Re: Hi Community

transm wrote:
How does anyone read config.php? Does it need to be protected?

He/she has to be on your server. In the olden-days of shared hosting, all the sites would use the same Apache user, so someone could just cd into your directory and read the file. Nowadays, (such as on my host) each customer gets his own Apache user, so the ownership rules apply-- you can only read your own files!

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