After some brief difficulty upgrading from Civi 4.6.x to 4.7.0, we managed to get it done, with one small hiccup. Post-installation, we got a notification saying:

File 'Array' presents a security risk and should be deleted.

I looked in our CiviCRM directory, and found 2 files called "Array.php" I tried temporarily relocating both of those files, but no luck; the error still displayed. Any leads as to how to resolve this issue would help--it makes me uncomfortable to have the system status as "Critical."


  • Me too. Upgrade ran through flawlessly, but the System status page shows the error described here. Joomla 3.4.8, CiviCRM
    – Jern
    Commented Jan 30, 2016 at 7:45

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CiviCRM is not warning you about a file named Array.php, the confusing error message is because it's rendering a PHP array to a text string.

I've opened an issue in JIRA about this and submitted a suggested quick fix:

CRM-17909: File 'Array' presents a security risk and should be deleted.

It looks like the fix is as simple as adding [0] as shown in this Github commit.

If you can test the fix from that issue on your site, and confirm that the error message shows a more helpful result when you've done so, that will help us get the fix into the next 4.7.x release.

  • The files reported after the fix in Joomla are /administrator/components/com_civicrm/packages/dompdf/dompdf.php and /administrator/components/com_civicrm/packages/html2text/class.html2text.inc. Removing them cleared the warnings.
    – isherwood
    Commented Jan 31, 2016 at 3:31

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