Security FAQ

Elgg Security FAQ

Is upgrade.php a security concern?

Upgrade.php is a file used to run code and database upgrades. It is in the root of the directory and doesn't require a logged in account to access. On a fully upgraded site, running the file will only reset the caches and exit, so this is not a security concern.

If you are still concerned, you can either delete, move, or change permissions on the file until you need to upgrade.

Should I delete install.php?

This file is used to install Elgg and doesn't need to be deleted. The file checks if Elgg is already installed and forwards the user to the front page if it is.

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