[Phpmyadmin-devel] Re: globals

Michal Čihař michal at cihar.com
Thu Dec 8 11:05:01 CET 2005

On Thu, 08 Dec 2005 11:49:45 -0500
Marc Delisle <Marc.Delisle at cegepsherbrooke.qc.ca> wrote:

> Ok, I am getting lost in all those threads. I guess it's time to vote. 
> I'll try to summarize the issues:
> - remove grab_globals, moving the GLOBALS overwrite protection into 
> common.lib.php


> - everywhere in the code, find the variables that were set from 
> grab_globals and replace them by $_REQUEST['foo'] if they originated 
> from GET, POST or COOKIE, or by a reference to $_FILES, $_ENV  or 
> $_SERVER. Possibly taking into account that $_ENV might not be readable 
> (use of getenv() ?)

Yes, getenv should be safer choice.

> - sanitize individually what can be echoed (like $message) with 
> PMA_sanitize(), for XSS protection. Any need to sanitize something else?

IMHO not.

> - (later) in an effort to clean global space, replace $str by constants


    Michal Čihař | http://cihar.com
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