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dadruid
White Pages - Only "Notice" Errors - What Gives?
  • 2006/1/12 1:18

  • dadruid

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  • Since: 2004/10/12


Hey all, I've been searching the forums for 'bout half an hour now with no luck. My site has been running fine for the last month or so with no changes, but this morning nothing appeared except for white pages. Following the directions in the FAQ I enabled PHP debugging and only get Notice errors, here's a sample...

Quote:
Notice [PHP]: Only variable references should be returned by reference in file include/functions.php line 491
Notice [PHP]: Only variable references should be returned by reference in file include/functions.php line 491
Notice [PHP]: Only variables should be assigned by reference in file class/database/mysqldatabase.php line 239
Notice [PHP]: Only variable references should be returned by reference in file class/database/mysqldatabase.php line 386


Searching on the forum tells me this is supposed to be no big deal, so I tried repairing my database tables, deleting the wordpress module via ftp (it wasn't installed) and... I ran out of ideas. I'm waiting to hear back from support at HostGator to see if they upgraded/changed anything on my server last night. They've already suggested that the .htaccess and date.php files in my uploads dir are malicious, but they don't appear to be? Here's the contents of both...

.htaccess

Quote:
Options -MultiViews
ErrorDocument 404 //uploads/date.php


date.php

Quote:
How can I post code?


In the meantime here's what I've got...

Operating system Linux
Kernel version 2.6.9-22.0.1.ELsmp
Machine Type i686
Apache version 1.3.34 (Unix)
PERL version 5.8.5
PHP version 4.4.1
MySQL version 4.1.14-standard
cPanel Build 10.8.1-RELEASE 30

As for xoops, I've got 2.0.13.something (I upgraded around november and haven't touched it since) with the following modules...

Contact
Donations
MyDownloads
Newbb (<= one of the newer ones)
PiCal
XoopsFaq
XoopsGallery
XoopsMembers
XoopsPoll

I also installed a remember login hack I found somewhere in the forums.

Any ideas out there? Thanks so much.

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dadruid
Re: White Pages - Only "Notice" Errors - What Gives?
  • 2006/1/12 1:35

  • dadruid

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  • Since: 2004/10/12


This was in an error log on my server, I emptied the templates_c and cache directories and everything works fine?

Quote:
[Wed Jan 11 19:29:20 2006] [error] PHP Parse error: parse error, unexpected $ in /home/myhomedir/public_html/templates_c/%%EE^EE5^EE5AAF8A%%db%3Anewbb_block.html.php on line 119
[Wed Jan 11 19:21:46 2006] [error] PHP Parse error: parse error, unexpected $ in /home/myhomedir/public_html/templates_c/%%EE^EE5^EE5AAF8A%%db%3Anewbb_block.html.php on line 119
[Wed Jan 11 19:20:39 2006] [error] PHP Parse error: parse error, unexpected $ in /home/myhomedir/public_html/templates_c/%%57^576^576C7363%%db%3Axoopsgallery_viewalbum.html.php on line 169
[Wed Jan 11 19:20:37 2006] [error] PHP Parse error: parse error, unexpected $ in /home/myhomedir/public_html/templates_c/%%EE^EE5^EE5AAF8A%%db%3Anewbb_block.html.php on line 119
[Wed Jan 11 19:20:04 2006] [error] PHP Parse error: parse error, unexpected $ in /home/myhomedir/public_html/templates_c/%%EE^EE5^EE5AAF8A%%db%3Anewbb_block.html.php on line 119
[Wed Jan 11 19:16:26 2006] [error] PHP Parse error: parse error, unexpected $ in /home/myhomedir/public_html/templates_c/%%EE^EE5^EE5AAF8A%%db%3Anewbb_block.html.php on line 119
[Wed Jan 11 19:11:47 2006] [error] PHP Parse error: parse error, unexpected T_STRING in /home/myhomedir/public_html/cache/adminmenu.php on line 4
[Wed Jan 11 19:11:38 2006] [error] PHP Parse error: parse error, unexpected $ in /home/myhomedir/public_html/templates_c/%%EE^EE5^EE5AAF8A%%db%3Anewbb_block.html.php on line 119
[Wed Jan 11 19:08:31 2006] [error] PHP Parse error: parse error, unexpected $ in /home/myhomedir/public_html/templates_c/%%EE^EE5^EE5AAF8A%%db%3Anewbb_block.html.php on line 119
[Wed Jan 11 19:06:48 2006] [error] PHP Parse error: parse error, unexpected $ in /home/myhomedir/public_html/templates_c/%%EE^EE5^EE5AAF8A%%db%3Anewbb_block.html.php on line 119
[Wed Jan 11 19:06:45 2006] [error] PHP Parse error: parse error, unexpected $ in /home/myhomedir/public_html/templates_c/%%EE^EE5^EE5AAF8A%%db%3Anewbb_block.html.php on line 119
[Wed Jan 11 19:05:55 2006] [error] PHP Parse error: parse error, unexpected $ in /home/myhomedir/public_html/templates_c/%%EE^EE5^EE5AAF8A%%db%3Anewbb_block.html.php on line 119
[Wed Jan 11 18:57:20 2006] [error] PHP Parse error: parse error, unexpected $ in /home/myhomedir/public_html/templates_c/%%EE^EE5^EE5AAF8A%%db%3Anewbb_block.html.php on line 119
[Wed Jan 11 18:57:15 2006] [error] PHP Parse error: parse error, unexpected T_STRING in /home/myhomedir/public_html/cache/adminmenu.php on line 4
[Wed Jan 11 18:48:01 2006] [error] PHP Parse error: parse error, unexpected T_STRING in /home/myhomedir/public_html/cache/adminmenu.php on line 4
[Wed Jan 11 18:44:34 2006] [error] PHP Parse error: parse error, unexpected $ in /home/myhomedir/public_html/templates_c/%%EE^EE5^EE5AAF8A%%db%3Anewbb_block.html.php on line 119
[Wed Jan 11 17:53:24 2006] [error] [client 207.46.98.67] File does not exist: /home/myhomedir/public_html/404.shtml
[Wed Jan 11 17:53:24 2006] [error] [client 207.46.98.67] File does not exist: /home/myhomedir/public_html/modules/mylinks/

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dadruid
Re: White Pages - Only "Notice" Errors - What Gives?
  • 2006/1/12 1:36

  • dadruid

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  • Since: 2004/10/12


This is the reply I received from HostGator...

Quote:
Xoops has a new exploit weekly it seems. Also, try to avoid running directories and files with world writable permissions. This makes it really easy for hackers to compromise your website.
Sincerely,
Lyron Foster, (GatorLyron)
Senior Systems Administrator
Chief Technology Officer
http://www.hostgator.com
Find us @ http://www.HostGator.com/help/


He REALLY seems to think I've been hacked. Is this the case? And XOOPS isn't really THAT insecure is it? What should I say to set him straight?

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jdseymour
Re: White Pages - Only "Notice" Errors - What Gives?

I may be wrong but ask your host if they recently upgraded PHP and if they also upgraded the latest version of the zend optimizer.

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dadruid
Re: White Pages - Only "Notice" Errors - What Gives?
  • 2006/1/12 6:38

  • dadruid

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  • Since: 2004/10/12


I asked, and this is what I got back...

Quote:
PHP was last built on:
root@gator42 [~]# php -i |grep "Build"
Build Date Nov 3 2005 10:14:19
We're running Zend Opt 2.5.10a

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