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Tool and Usage

Suhosin is a security extension for PHP and consists of two parts that enhance PHP. It helps with protecting against known and unknown attacks.

How it works

Suhosin consists of two parts to achieve its goal. One of them is making a small change to the PHP core to protect PHP applications against attacks like buffer overflows. The second layer of defense includes different security mechanisms to protect against other attacks.

Usage and audience

Suhosin is commonly used for application security. Target users for this tool are developers and system administrators.

Tool review and remarks

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:


  • + The source code of this software is available


  • - Well-known tool

Author and Maintainers

Supporting company

This project is maintained by SektionEins GmbH



Supported operating systems

Suhosin is known to work on Linux.

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Project details
Latest release0.9.38 [2015-05-21]
LicensePHP License v3.01

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This tool is categorized as a PHP hardening tool.

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