some hours ago i reworked the security database feature in tiki 1.9 CVS.
Since some people asked me what tis is, i want to give a short
The security database was introduced in tiki 1.8.5 and consists of a
database that contains all md5 sums of all tiki php files. This shall help
tiki admins to detect uploaded, old or changed scripts. In 1.8.5 the
database was a plain file (serialized php array), now it is located in the
db. For easyness i decided to use tiki-install.php to import the security
db. So (after creating the tiki-secdb table with tiki_1.8to1.9.sql) you
can import the md5 sums with tiki-install.php and select the *secdb* file
in the update section.
After import you can check the files: go to tiki-admin_security.php and
click "check all files". This walks though all *.php files and compares
them to the security database. It can detect if a file is modified - since
the secdb content is now some hours old, you'll find some changed files. I
plan to generate secdb files for all tiki versions and mods so that admins
then can find old and possible dangerous files. The db also contains a
"severity" column to mark dangerous old script files (to be implemented).
admin_security also tells you if it thinks that a file does not contain to
a tiki installation.
For release managers: the doc/devtools/tiki-create_md5.php is used to
create a security database of a set of files. Copy it to your tiki root
and then call it as tiki-create_md5.php?tikiver=1.9 Then use mysqldump
--tables tiki_secdb to generate a sql dump of this security database.
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