[development] let's cleanup /misc

Gabor Hojtsy gabor at hojtsy.hu
Wed Jan 11 21:13:44 UTC 2006

Darrel O'Pry wrote:
> And just in case is all it is... I don't think it should all be moved
> around. I was just trying to make a point that if people insist on
> moving things out of the public drupal tree, that they limit themselves
> to settings.php. settings.php is the only file in drupal that has the
> potential to be a security problem if its contents are exposed...
> The downside of that rarely occurring misconfiguration for say an
> e-commerce site, is a large liability. 
> Then again its easy enough for the determined to relocate their
> settings.php. So maybe in light of popular opinion we just need to add
> the site/all and be done with it. :)

Darrel, any module or theme source file could be a security problem if
exposed. You can directly inspect the source code, identify versions, or
in case of custom code, examine weaknesses. Any identified publicly
available module can possibly contain weaknesses.


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