Web Hosts Being Hacked Using PHP?May 22, 2008
Out of the three websites that were hacked the hacker left a get.php file in the root and i decided to see what it was and i ran it. To my shock and horror it gave me all the different types of people hosted on the server and it also gave me their database passwords etc...
Now each time i ran it, it gave me different results of different users on the server each time with a long never ending list. I just couldnt believe my eyes a simple short written php script showed me a lot.
Now im not a PHP guru but this is quite serious and ive notified my web host showing them my findings. I was quite astonished it showed me passwords in peoples configs.
Now my question is... is this something new or old and that my web hosts forgot to look into that area...? I mean its a php script thats all.