Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Oddities of PHP file access in Windows

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Abstract
Notorious web development language, PHP, is under constant watch of the hackers, security researchers and other persons who just love to tinker around some stuff. Numerous vulnerabilities and bugs of PHP interpreter regularly highlights bug-tracks, wakes up administrators and burdens the minds of web site owners. And we never can know what nifty tricks PHP interpreter had reserved for our next day. In this paper we will describe details about how PHP treats file names on Windows operating systems, regarding the presence of different fuzzy characters.

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