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register_globals on?

Postby szazs89 » Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:27 am

On the download page it can be read that register_globals should be on.

Do I really need to set this on?! This option can be the source of security vulnerability (in case of half-baked codes) and if it possible I would avoid using this "feature".
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Postby asmecher » Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:09 am

Hi szazs89,

The register_globals feature is currently required for OCS 1.x only; the 2.x versions of the suite do not use it. We'll be releasing OCS 2.0 soon and it won't require register_globals either.

In the meantime, OCS 1.x should be secure from global variable attacks.

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