00715: pmwiki broken after being spammed
Description: After major spamming attacks I am not able to change the contend of *any* page nor restore previous versions with history. Viewing history i also notice an incomplete list.
I alraedy tried "set_time_limit(900);" withouth success. Using a rather old version of pmwiki, is moving to a more recent one a helpfull option? can i edit the files by hand (safely)?
Using a hosted environment, correct versions of linux+apache (except for pmwiki) are difficult to get.
The pages are now (temporary) globally protected by password for editing, mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a password.
Older 1.x versions of PmWiki did have a problem where page history could be corrupted by spam robots. Moving to a more recent version will definitely help.
It's safe to edit the files by hand.
I installed v2.1.5 and converted all pages; the main page needed manual editing (to messed up); recovery of other impacted pages was successful. It works great now!