21 Jul '11, 6pm

Security Vulnerability When Using Multiple Domains On The Same Host

Security Vulnerability When Using Multiple Domains On The Same Host

DotSauce Magazine was hacked recently, I’ve lost over 20% of web traffic for most of July which previously came organically from Google. I’m writing this update to share how I overlooked an important security vulnerability that may prove familiar to many domain name developers . [Header image via Flickr ] Multiple Domains Multiplies Risk I have a semi-dedicated server that I use to host all of my web properties, domain development projects and many client websites. Before today, my public directory had something like 100 folders representing multiple domains for various websites, mainly WordPress installations. I found out the hard-way that exploits within a particularly vulnerable script on one directory can lead to complete access of the public_html directory . In my case, a neglected old WordPress installation came back to bite me in the butt. I also discovered a vulner...

Full article: http://www.dotsauce.com/2011/07/21/security-vulnerability...

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