Future Hosting Advises Users Of The CodeIgniter Framework To Update

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Future Hosting, a premium provider of virtual private server and dedicated server hosting, has advised users of the popular CodeIgniter framework to update to CodeIgniter 3.1.0 as soon as possible

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We commend CodeIgniter’s developers for the responsiveness with which they addressed the recently discovered SQL vulnerability in the framework, and we want to make sure that all CodeIgniter users benefit from the fix as soon as possible.

Future Hosting, a premium provider of virtual private server and dedicated server hosting, has advised users of the popular CodeIgniter framework to update to CodeIgniter 3.1.0 as soon as possible. Earlier versions of the framework are vulnerable to an SQL Injection vulnerability that could put sites and web applications based on the framework at risk of compromise.

Future Hosting, which hosts many high-profile CodeIgniter-based sites, is concerned that some users of the framework may be unaware of the need to update.

CodeIgniter is a lightweight but powerful PHP web framework popular with developers for its flexibility and well-considered feature set. Future Hosting offers specialized virtual private server hosting plans specifically tailored for use as CodeIgniter development and production environments. As such, the company has insight into the adoption rates of the patched release of the framework and would like to encourage developers to update as soon as possible to protect their sites and users.

“We commend CodeIgniter’s developers for the responsiveness with which they addressed the recently discovered SQL vulnerability in the framework, and we want to make sure that all CodeIgniter users benefit from the fix as soon as possible,” said Maulesh Patel, VP of Operations of Future Hosting, “Many websites are likely to remain vulnerable until they are updated to the most recent version of the framework.”

CodeIgniter interfaces with an SQL database to store content and user data. A weakness in the ODBC data driver could allow an attacker to inject SQL code into the database of sites based on CodeIgniter. If an attacker is able to inject malicious code, they could potentially take control of the site or access sensitive data. The most recent release removes the vulnerability.

Future Hosting is a global provider of VPS and dedicated server hosting with facilities in Europe, the US, and Australia. The company’s developer-friendly range of optimized application servers empowers developers to quickly deploy their favorite development environment on Future Hosting’s trusted server hosting platform.

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About Future Hosting, LLC

Founded in 2001, Future Hosting is a privately held leading Internet solutions provider specializing in managed hosting, including Dedicated Servers, Virtual Private Servers, and Hybrid Virtual Private Servers. The company has built a strong reputation for its high-quality service, innovative pricing models, and 3-hour Service Level Agreement. Future Hosting is based in Southfield, Michigan. For more information, visit http://www.futurehosting.com

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