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5 tips for securing PHP Laravel

Developer-centric Laravel is often described as “the PHP framework for web artisans.” It’s one of the most used frameworks within the PHP ecosystem, with an extensive community and a wide array of sub-branches dedicated to application development of all kinds. With version 1.0 launched in 2011, Laravel currently powers the websites of global companies like 9GAG, BBC, and Pfizer.

dompdf security alert: RCE vulnerability found in popular PHP PDF library

Recently, researchers from Positive Security published findings identifying a major remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability in dompdf, a popular PDF generation library. In their reporting, they outlined a way that code could be loaded into an application and then remotely executed during a PDF being generated. Dompdf is used quite extensively within the PHP ecosystem, and is used within over 59,000 open sourced platforms and projects.

PHP security in Snyk Code now GA

We recently announced our beta release for PHP support in Snyk Code, which brought with it the ability to identify potential PHP security vulnerabilities at the code level. After a successful public beta program, PHP security support in Snyk Code is now GA. 🎉🎉🎉 PHP is a popular programming language that is used by developers all over the world. In this blog post, we will take a look at some of the features of Snyk Code and how it can be used with PHP.

Supply Chain Security Update: How Secure is Composer?

When it comes to PHP, composer is without discussion, THE package manager. It’s fast, easy to use, actively maintained and very secure — or so most thought. On April 21, 2021, a command injection vulnerability was reported, which shook the PHP community. Fortunately it didn’t have a very big impact, but it could have. The problem with the vulnerability is that it affected the very heart of the Composer supply chain: Packagist servers.

Snyk Code support for PHP vulnerability scanning enters beta

Snyk Code support for PHP vulnerability scanning is now available in beta. Now security issues in PHP code can be identified quickly and easily. To get started, log into Snyk or sign up for a free account. Once logged in on the dashboard, click on the Add Project button in the top right corner and connect to a repository you want to scan.

5 ways to prevent PHP code injection

Following on from my previous post on testing for PHP Composer security vulnerabilities, I thought this post might be useful in helping create more secure applications that prevent PHP code injection. As developers, we build apps to help make end users’ lives easier. Be it entertainment, workplace or social network application, the end goal is to protect the users we build for by ensuring we build security into the code.

Testing for PHP Composer security vulnerabilities with Snyk

PHP is used extensively to power websites. From blogging to ecommerce, it’s embedded in our everyday lives and powers much of the internet we use today. According to a Wappalyzer report on top programming languages of 2020, PHP has a 79% market share of backend languages used on the internet today. One of the biggest challenges with PHP libraries over the years has been package management. There have been a few ways to easily install and maintain libraries including PECL, CPAN.

Preventing SQL injections in PHP (and other vulnerabilities)

If you’ve been around web development for a while, you’ve almost certainly heard the term “SQL injection” and some terrifying stories about it. PHP, like many other languages, is not immune to this type of threat, which can be very dangerous indeed. But, luckily, protecting your websites from SQL injection and other similar threats is something you can take tangible steps towards.

Is Your Language of Choice a Major Flaw Offender?

In volume 11 of our annual State of Software Security (SOSS) report, we uncovered some valuable nuggets of information about how you, the innovative developers of our world, can craft more secure code. For example, did you know that scanning via API improves the time to remediate 50 percent of security flaws by about 17 days, or that C++ and PHP languages have an alarmingly high number of severe security flaws and need greater attention?