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Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2012 14:15:44 +0100
From: Stuart Henderson <>
Cc: Kurt Seifried <>,
Subject: Re: Re: PHP information disclosure via easter egg

On 2012/06/28 12:34, Johannes Schl├╝ter wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wed, 2012-06-27 at 23:12 -0600, Kurt Seifried wrote:
> >
> > 
> > shows authors, SAPI modules (and their authors) and normal modules
> > (and their authors), resulting in a significant information disclosure
> > (version #'s can be narrowed down from the authors list).
> I have barely seen attackers actually trying to figure out the version
> number. 99% are directly trying to exploit known vectors using some
> scripts. And to get the version number there's a way simpler way, also
> controlled using the same php.ini setting:
>     $ echo "HEAD / HTTP/1.0\n" | nc 80 | grep PHP
>     Server: Apache/1.3.41 (Unix) PHP/5.2.17
>     X-Powered-By: PHP/5.2.17

Would you expect a variable described as "Decides whether PHP may
expose the fact that it is installed on the server" to control
whether an anonymous user can fetch a list of enabled modules?

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