PhpStorm 2018.2 to be Available

The new version brought improved support for PHP, web technologies and tools
30 July 2018   1636

The second major update of the PhpStorm development environment by JetBrains was released under the number 2018.2. The new version brought improved support for PHP, web technologies and tools, as well as general performance improvements and fixes.

Key features of PhpStorm 2018.2:

PHP Language

  • Custom postfix completion templates
  • FQCN completion
  • Structural Search and Replace for PHP
  • Improved SQL Injections
  • The new presentation for Quick Documentation
  • Jumping outside closing bracket/quote with Tab
  • New Inspections and Quick Fixes

PHP Refactorings

  • Move Instance Method Refactoring
  • New Add @method tag quick fix for Undefined method
  • Add method quick fix now inserts parameter type hints

PHP Tools

  • Simple CodeSniffer/MessDetector setup
  • PHPUnit composite configuration

HTTP Client

  • Support for environment variables in the request body
  • Support for POST request body formatting

The previous update to the IDE PhpStorm was released in the spring of 2018. In version 2018.1, developers focused on improving code handling and testing.

WordPress Has Many Vulnerabilities, - RiskSense

According to the latest study on vulnerabilities in web frameworks and platforms, WordPress & Apache Struts have 57% of all vulnerabilities
19 March 2020   179

RiskSense published the results of an analysis of 1622 vulnerabilities in frameworks and platforms for the web, identified from 2010 to November 2019. Some conclusions:

  • WordPress and Apache Struts account for 57% of all vulnerabilities for which exploits are prepared for attacks. Next up are Drupal, Ruby on Rails and Laravel. The list of platforms with exploitable vulnerabilities also lists Node.js and Django, but they found one vulnerability with an exploit of 56 and 66 existing vulnerabilities. Of the most common vulnerabilities in WordPress, cross-site scripting is called, and in Apache Struts, problems with checking input data.
  • Projects in PHP and Java are leading in the number of vulnerabilities with existing exploits.
  • In 2019, the total number of vulnerabilities decreased, but the share of exploit vulnerabilities increased from 3.9% to 8.6%, mainly due to the increase in the number of exploits for Ruby on Rails, WordPress, and Java.
  • Cross-site scripting (XSS) is the most common vulnerability in a sample over 10 years. Vulnerabilities caused by incorrect verification of input data (24% of all vulnerabilities with exploits) are leading in the sample over 5 years, and XSS fell to 5th place.
  • Vulnerabilities that allow the substitution of SQL, code, and commands are relatively rare, but they are leading in terms of exploit availability - exploits were prepared for more than 50% of such vulnerabilities (60% for command substitution and 39% for code substitution).

Get more at the official press release.