PHP team fixes nasty site-owning remote execution bug

    Date 29 Oct 2019
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    The PHP development team has fixed a bug that could allow remote code execution in some setups of the programming language. Get the details:

    The PHP development team has fixed a bug that could allow remote code execution in some setups of the programming language, possibly allowing attackers to take over any site running the code remotely.

    PHP is a common programming language used to run dynamic websites. It operates everything from online forums to ecommerce systems. The bug, found in version 7 of PHP, only affects instances running thePHP FastCGI Process Manager (PHP-FPM), which is an alternative implementation of a standard PHP module called FastCGI. It lets an interpreter outside the web server execute scripts. The process manager version includes some extra features to support high-volume websites.

    For the bug to work, the website must also be running the Nginx web server, which runs on around one in every three websites,according to W3techs.

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