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fixes malicious create_function() in wp_head (goro spam)

This is quick patch for goro spams it will disabled the goro header spam links (as seen on blake ross, al gore & matt heaton WordPress blogs recently).

 * Remove create_function action hook 
 * append on wordpress wp_head filters
 * @author     Avice De'véreux <ck@kaizeku.com>
 * @copyright  Copyright (c) 2006 Avice De'véreux
 * @version    1.0
 * @license    http://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl.html GNU Lesser General Public License
 * @link       http://blog.kaizeku.com/wordpress/goro-spam-injection-wp-head-patch/
function remove_create_function_action()
{ global $wp_filter;

	$action_ref	= 'wp_head';	
	$filter 	= $wp_filter[$action_ref];
	$_lambda	= array();
	foreach(range(1,10) as $priority){
		if (isset($filter[$priority]))
			foreach($filter[$priority] as $registered_filter ){
				$callback = (string) $registered_filter['function'];
				if ( preg_match("/lambda/", $callback) ) {					
		   	 		$_lambda[$priority][] = $callback;
	if ( count($_lambda) >= 0 ){
		foreach($_lambda as $priority => $callback) {
			if ( has_filter($action_ref,$callback) ){
				remove_filter($action_ref, $callback, $priority, 1);


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Statcounter Update.sh Workaround (ip2location Informations Leak)

The server where the backup’s log of the last three days are situated is badly set. The access for all directory by server is free, include “utils” directory that contains one script file called “update.sh” inside of which are situated the user and password to enter and download the database log from ip2location.com ~ excerpt from Giani Amoto

There is workaround for statcounter update.sh ip2location informations leak
check out this posts at kakkoi → Statcounter Update.sh Vulnerability Fixes

Quick workaround

add the following htaccess code in statcounter /utils/ directory.

#deny access to any file with *.sh filetypes
<Files ~ "^\.sh">
 Order allow,deny
 Deny from all
 Satisfy All

#Deny request for *.log & comment files
<Files ~ "^.*\.([Ll][Oo][Gg]|[cC][oO][mM][mM][eE][nN][tT])">
 Order allow,deny
 Deny from all
 Satisfy All

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