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Security warning when running osCommerce on a Server 2003/Xampp platform


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I'm running osCommerce on a Server2003 Platform. This is only being used internally, so security is not a major issue at this time. However I am being plagued by the following message that appears in pink at the top of the browser window:


"Warning: I am able to write to the configuration file: C:/xampp/htdocs/shops/imagelab/includes/configure.php"


I have changed this files attributes to read-only on the server, but I still get the message. I know I have got the correct file, because if I remove READ access, the website dies - does anyone have a clue what is going on here, and what I should do to fix it?



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You can turn the error off if all else fails.


At the bottom of /includes/application_top.php


  define('WARN_CONFIG_WRITEABLE', 'true');

Change to:


  define('WARN_CONFIG_WRITEABLE', 'false');

If I suggest you edit any file(s) make a backup first - I'm not perfect and neither are you.


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