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Vulnerability discovery in encrypted closed source PHP applications

Stefan Esser

Security audits of PHP applications are usually performed on a source code basis. However sometimes vendors protect their source code by encrypting their applications with runtime (bytecode-)encryptors. When these tools are used source code analysis is no longer possible and because these tools change how PHP works internally, several greybox security scanning/fuzzing techniques relying on hooks fail, too.