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  1. phpBB3
  2. PHPBB3-13014

Finally reveal Phpbb version number in HTML META Generator tag

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed (View Workflow)
    • Priority: Trivial
    • Resolution: Won't Fix
    • Affects Version/s: 3.0.12
    • Fix Version/s: 3.1.0-RC6
    • Component/s: Other
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      Description

      Can you believe people have even made YouTube videos to help people find
      the version number of a given Phpbb installation?

      https://www.google.com/search?q=find+phpbb+version

      Then there is also Phpbb Version Grabber - Exploit Article
      http://www.governmentsecurity.org/forum/topic/18305-phpbb-version-grabber/

      Let's face it, there will always be a way do dig it out or infer it.

      Therefore, at least for default installations, please instead just
      finally do what Mediawiki etc. do, and put it in the HTML source of each
      page:

      <meta name="generator" content="MediaWiki 1.24wmf17" />

      Why would one ever need to know the version number for a site they
      didn't administer? Well that way they could file more accurate bug
      reports here.

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            • Assignee:
              nickvergessen Joas Schilling [X] (Inactive)
              Reporter:
              jidanni jidanni [X] (Inactive)
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