Framework Misconfiguration Analysis with RIPS

6 min read 21 Aug 2018 by Nils Werner
PHP frameworks such as Symfony, Laravel and CodeIgniter come with a variety of functions and components that make it easier for developers to build their application. However, various settings and configurations can have far-reaching consequences for security. RIPS is now also able to detect security weaknesses that stem from insecure configurations.

What is Phar Deserialization

5 min read 14 Aug 2018 by Johannes Dahse
Last week a new exploitation technique for PHP applications was announced at the BlackHat USA conference. Find out everything you need to know in this blog post.

PHP Security Advent Calendar 2017

1 min read 30 Nov 2017 by Johannes Dahse
We are happy to announce this year’s PHP security advent calendar where we will release a new calendar gift from December 1st to 24th. This year, we will focus on nifty PHP pitfalls and release a daily code challenge for you to solve. Can you spot the daily security bug?

WordPress Plugin Vulnerabilities 2017 VS. Static Analysis

11 min read 29 Nov 2017 by Johannes Dahse
WordPress plugins are widely adopted and an attractive target for attackers. In this technical blog post we analyze the most critical vulnerabilities in WordPress plugins of 2017 and share insights about how static code analysis can detect these.

How security flaws in PHP's core can affect your application

7 min read 20 Jul 2017 by Johannes Dahse
Popular security vulnerabilities occur due to bad coding practices or coding mistakes. Often a single missing character or incautiously used language feature opens the gates for an attacker. But even when all best practices for secure programming are carefully adhered to, a PHP application’s source code is only as secure as the PHP interpreter it runs on. Learn how memory corruption bugs in the PHP core itself can affect applications.