[development] Remove PHP filter by default

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Sun Jan 29 22:00:25 UTC 2006

On Sunday 29 January 2006 15:33, Morbus Iff wrote:
> > We have investigated the ways to become SU. in drupal 4.7 there are at
> > least 7 totally different ways of rooting (for becoming SU is that,
> > exactly) a drupal site. Nearly all are related to gaining PHP rights,
> > then using that to change
> I'm confused - how can a PHP input filter cause a user to become root,
> when PHP execs itself in the user space of the Apache process?

Not Unix root,  but Drupal root.

<?php db_query("Update {users} set name='me', pass=md5('ownzed') where 
uid=1"); ?>

View that page.  Then log in as me/ownzed and you've just taken over UID 1.

(Above code may only work on MySQL, but I'm sure a postgres version is no more 

I think that's the kind of thing people are worried about, and now that I 
think about it so am I.  

I think the simplest solution is just to move the PHP filter to a contrib 
module.  Those that want it can drop it in and enable it, while those that 
don't need it don't have to worry about it.

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