PHP-2374 - Disable dynamic loading of modules

(PHP)

This information is provided as part of the Lynis community project. It is related to Lynis control PHP-2374 and should be considered as-is and without guarantees. Any advice and commands should be tested before implementing them in production environments.

Description

This test determines if modules can be loaded with the ld() function

How to solve

By allowing the dl() function, PHP will allow dynamic loading of modules. While good for flexibility, it is a security risk. For that reason newer PHP versions will have it disabled by default. The function has also marked as being deprecated in newer releases.

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