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Exploring the use of deprecated PHP releases in the wild internet: Still a LAMP issue?

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics, WIMS 2016
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450340564
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jun 2016
Externally publishedYes
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event6th International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics, WIMS 2016 - Nimes, France
Duration: 13 Jun 201615 Jun 2016

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics, WIMS 2016
CountryFrance
CityNimes
Period13/06/1615/06/16

Abstract

Many web sites utilize deprecated software products that are no longer maintained by the associated software producers. This paper explores the question of whether an existing big data collection can be used to predict the likelihood of deprecated PHP releases based on different abstract components in modern web deployment stacks. Building on web intelligence, software security, and data-based industry rationales, the question is examined by focusing on the most popular domains in the contemporary web-facing Internet. Logistic regression is used for classification. Although statistical classification performance is modest, the results indicate that deprecated PHP releases are associated with Linux and other open source software components. Geographical variation is small. Besides these results, the paper contributes to the web intelligence research by evaluating the feasibility of existing big data collections for mass-scale fingerprinting.

Keywords

  • Cyber security, Patching, Release engineering, Web crawling