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Request #63076 Force source IP on network operations
Submitted: 2012-09-12 20:08 UTC Modified: 2012-09-13 08:19 UTC
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Status: Open Package: Network related
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 [2012-09-12 20:08 UTC] tonix at interazioni dot it
It would nbe nice to have a new security feature in PHP.

Actually, a web server receives connections from a specific IP/port, but any PHP script can use any available address on outgoing connections.
This can be a security problem.

It should be possible to 'force' PHP to open connections only with a spcific IP or with the listening IP.This helps to prevent such problems:

 * if you have internal interfaces in the same machine where you have
   public IPs, a web PHP application could try to use the internal
   address of the interface, exploring internal network (actually we avoid that
   thanks to FreeBSD jails).
 * if apache listens on a specific  IP for a single domain, and listens
   on other IPs for others domains, it would be safe if each domain can
   use as source IP only the listening IP associated. 


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 [2012-09-13 01:09 UTC]
You can already do this for any function that accepts a stream context via the bindto context option. Is there a specific case that isn't covered?
 [2012-09-13 01:09 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Feedback -Package: Safe Mode/open_basedir +Package: Network related
 [2012-09-13 08:19 UTC] tonix at interazioni dot it
-Status: Feedback +Status: Open
 [2012-09-13 08:19 UTC] tonix at interazioni dot it
bindto looks to be a programming option.
I'm asking for a PHP directive, similar to OPEN_BASEDIR, which will force the bind address for any function opening/creating a socket or network connection.

This should be imposed by the system manager, when there is a multidomain/multiIP apache.

It would be useful to have something like:
BIND_IP 'x.x.x.x' (specific IP do be used for binding)
BIND_LISTEN (force use of IP on which the apache connection is received)
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