PHP-2372 - PHP expose_php option

(PHP)

This information is provided as part of the Lynis community project. It is related to Lynis control PHP-2372 and should be considered as-is and without guarantees. Any advice and commands should be tested before implementing them in production environments.

Description

Software in general should not display software names or versions to normal users of a service, to avoid information leakage.

How to solve

Applications should not leak version information. Disable this via the expose_php option.

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