Support » Plugin: iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security) » [Plugin: Better WP Security] BUG: "Filter Suspicious Query Strings" blocks utf-8 search GE

  • Resolved Mick Levin

    (@mick-levin)


    Hello,

    In case the search form of the theme is passing the parameter via GET, and the UTF-8 text is being searched (trying cyrillic), the plugin blocks it due to the “Filter Suspicious Query Strings” setting on.

    In particular, this line in .htaccess blocks it:

    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^.*(%0|%A|%B|%C|%D|%E|%F|127\.0).* [NC,OR]

    The search URL is:

    http://xyz/?s=%D1%82%D0%B5%D1%81%D1%82

    Do you think that could be worked around by allowing UTF-8 if they come under ?s= or &s= ?

    Thank you.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/better-wp-security/

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