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Security warning!!
« on: June 05, 2014, 06:10:57 PM »
Hey thought I would let you know you may want to change your info.php

Find case 'acctactiv': and add htmlspecialchars to it see the code below

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case 'acctactiv': // activate account
$output['uid']=htmlspecialchars(sanitize_and_format_gpc($_GET,'uid',TYPE_INT,0,0)); //Stops browser injections
$output['email']=htmlspecialchars(sanitize_and_format_gpc($_GET,'email',TYPE_STRING,$__field2format[FIELD_TEXTFIELD],''));//Stops browser injections

I would tell you when you can do browser injections but I don't want anyone reading this to know. But it isn't really hard to find out. but the above will stop this from happening.


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Re: Security warning!!
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2014, 08:14:31 PM »
is this something important that needs to be done i have no idea about browser injections so dont understand it,  is there a threat to my website.

thanks nash77 for this information


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Re: Security warning!!
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2016, 03:07:59 PM »
I just had someone trying to do an injection attack on my contact.php.

On closer look I noticed this page has an input with sanitize_and_format_gpc() but no HTML special chars. I've deleted my contact.php to be safe but wanted to warn others to look at this to be on the safe side too.