[olug] Fwd: Linux Web Server Hardening (LAMP + Wiki)

Barry Von Ahsen barry at vonahsen.com
Tue Jan 29 02:46:17 UTC 2013

I'm assuming your wiki is mediawiki, others probably have similar pages:


if the primary component is the wiki, the above is probably sufficient.
 for additional LAMP components, I install apache with minimal addons,
disable the libraries I don't need (debian and ubuntu make this
especially easy), and for PHP I add mod_security and php-suhosin.  DOD
has a good guide for apache also.

some of these may make the wiki unusable without extra tweaking, but
that tweaking is what helps you learn :)


On 01/28/2013 07:52 PM, Jason Troy wrote:
> I'm curious if there are any LAMP users on the list who want to share
> resources. One person responded to this post with "use win-doze, linux
> isn't secure!".
> --JT
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: "Jeffrey Walton" <noloader at gmail.com>
> Date: Jan 28, 2013 2:01 AM
> Subject: Linux Web Server Hardening (LAMP + Wiki)
> To: "Security Basics List" <security-basics at securityfocus.com>
> Hi All,
> Is anyone aware of a hardening guide for a Linux LAMP server with a
> Wiki component?
> I have an older Linux Server hardening book, but nothing recent. I
> have not seen a Wiki hardening document.
> Thanks in advance,
> Jeff
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