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Bug #18841 Mozilla web browser is prompted to download index.php
Submitted: 2002-08-09 18:56 UTC Modified: 2002-08-10 13:51 UTC
From: cjs at math dot utah dot edu Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: *Web Server problem
PHP Version: 4.2.2 OS: FreeBSD
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2002-08-09 18:56 UTC] cjs at math dot utah dot edu
I upgraded PHP to 4.2.2 via the FreeBSD ports and now when people make requests, they are prompted to download the index.php source which has database info!  This only happens for some directories, otherwise, PHP / Apache does what it is supposed to for other directories.  I noticed that if directories have other files beginning with "index", then the problem occurred.  For example, or index.test.php, etc...

I don't think Apache needs to be recompiled after a PHP upgrade.



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 [2002-08-10 08:04 UTC]
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 [2002-08-10 13:51 UTC] cjs at math dot utah dot edu
Perhaps it's not a bug, BUT... Apache was sending out index.php as a plain text file with all visible PHP code including database hosts and passwords.  (it was sending out ANY .php file as text)

I noticed that the FreeBSD ports did not uninstall the 4.2.1 version of PHP prior to installing 4.2.2, which I concluded to be the problem; I removed 4.2.1 and 4.2.2 and then reinstalled 4.2.2.  Everything seems to be working properly now.  I also had to clear the Cache in my web browser.

If it's not a bug, then at least there are some set-up issues here that might need some documenting.

Thank you,

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