[wp-trac] Re: [WordPress Trac] #1038: Limit access to php files

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Sun Mar 19 18:14:36 GMT 2006

#1038: Limit access to php files
       Id:  1038         |      Status:  assigned                
Component:  Security     |    Modified:  Sun Mar 19 18:14:36 2006
 Severity:  enhancement  |   Milestone:  2.1                     
 Priority:  low          |     Version:  1.5.2                   
    Owner:  matt         |    Reporter:  anonymousbugger         
Comment (by robmiller):

 ''I think there's no need for a patch, since a properly configured HTTP
 server doesn't provide direct access to the PHP source code.''

 It'd be nice to block access to wp-config.php "just in case"; if something
 goes wrong with Apache and it stops parsing PHP files, someone could fetch
 your config without you knowing. Sure, it's an unlikely thing but
 considering the tiny amount of effort required to disallow access it seems
 worth it.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1038>
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