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Unable to connect to database

Thread began 12/02/2013 5:41 pm by kg_nsa395746 | Last modified 3/12/2014 3:05 pm by kg_nsa395746 | 1326 views | 28 replies

kg_nsa395746

I am finally able to work on my issue again of not being able to connect my database to Power CMS. My website is hosted by GoDaddy and through extensive research, their tech support has determined there is a permission issue with Power CMS. They gave me the following results of their investigation and I'm hoping you can help me. If not, I won't be able to use the Power CMS extension that I've paid for. I have a number of websites I want to use the extension on.

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This is a valid block, the customer is trying to use POST arguments to build a mysql query. The customer should be encouraged to use a configuration file (the option appears to exist in reading the code) or work with the software developer to update their code to use secure best practices.

Bad code:
$link = @mysql_connect($_POST['server'], $_POST['username'], $_POST['password']);

Some code that points to a conf file (we have no idea on the syntax of the file, customer will need to work with dev to build it):

//db already with an incomplete previous installation attempt
if(file_exists('../Connections/PowerCMSConnection.php')) {
include('../Connections/PowerCMSConnection.php');

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