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Re: PH Fast-CGI security pitfall

Roman Vasilyev
November 22, 2011 03:08PM
According previous article
http://wiki.nginx.org/Pitfalls#Front_Controller_Pattern_based_packages

in your template better to write:

location ~ \.php$ {
try_files $uri =404;

fastcgi_pass 127.0.0.1:8000;
fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $request_filename;
...
}



On 11/22/2011 11:58 AM, Maxim Khitrov wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 2:32 PM, B.R.<reallfqq-nginx@yahoo.fr> wrote:
>
>> Hello,
>>
>> I juste read this article which highlight a common security pitfall to serve
>> PHP files.
>> I don't see any similar advice in your PHP on Fast-CGI tutorial nor your
>> pitfalls page.
>>
>> On the last page, you tell about the problem in the Pass Non-PHP Requests to
>> PHP section, you seem to point in the right direction in the Proxy
>> everything section, but not for the right reasons.
>> You tell people to use an 'if' to check for file existence, but the use of
>> 'try' is much better, a you know it since you redirect to the IfIsEvil page.
>>
>> The article I gave you reference to offers 5 different wys to secure the
>> server. The 'try_files $uri =404;' seems to be a nice way of preventing
>> non-PHP script from being executed, isn't it?
>>
> I generally use the following template for serving PHP via FastCGI:
>
> location ~ \.php$ {
> if (!-f $request_filename) { return 404; }
>
> fastcgi_pass 127.0.0.1:8000;
> fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $request_filename;
> ...
> }
>
> The 'if' statement causes 404 to be returned unless the requested file
> actually exists. Making sure that people can't upload files ending in
> '.php' is a separate mater, but I believe that this configuration
> takes care of the security issue described in your first link.
>
> For the given example, nginx detects that
> http://www.bambookites.com/uploads/random.gif/somefilename.php doesn't
> refer to an actual php file, so nothing is passed to the interpreter.
>
> - Max
>
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PH Fast-CGI security pitfall

B.R. November 22, 2011 02:34PM

Re: PH Fast-CGI security pitfall

Maxim Khitrov November 22, 2011 03:00PM

Re: PH Fast-CGI security pitfall

B.R. November 22, 2011 03:06PM

Re: PH Fast-CGI security pitfall

Roman Vasilyev November 22, 2011 03:08PM

Re: PH Fast-CGI security pitfall

Ensiferous November 22, 2011 03:28PM



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