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#30717 – Malicious code in Jps.php

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Friday, 21 December 2018 07:56 CST
Hi,
Wordfence Pro indicates that "Akeeba Backup Professional for WordPress" contains malicious code in /wp-content/plugins/akeebabackupwp/app/Solo/engine/Archiver/Jps.php:

"The file appears to be installed or modified by a hacker to perform malicious activity...The matched text in this file is: $staticSalt .= "\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0";\x0a\x09\x09\x09$staticSalt .= "\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0";\x0a\x09\x09\x09

The free version of Wordfence doesn't react with a notice.

Is this a false positive or...?

Cheers,
Kaj
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WordPress version (in x.y.z format) 5.0.2
PHP version (in x.y.z format) 7.2.13
Akeeba Backup version (x.y.z format) 3.3.2
 
kaj69
Friday, 21 December 2018 08:51 CST
Hello,

that's a false positive, you can safely ignore that.
In the JPS archives (archives protected with a password), we have to initialize the salt, and in this case they are all NULLs (\x00).


Davide Tampellini

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tampe125
Friday, 21 December 2018 09:18 CST
Thanks Davide for a rapid reply.

Have a nice week-end and then a Merry Xmas.
Kaj
 
kaj69
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