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PHP Floating Point DoS Attack Workaround


Prevents 32-bit PHP versions from hanging when processing a request containing 2.2250738585072011e-308 value.

For more information see the original post and bug report by Rick Regan.

Based on the non-plugin solution by


  1. Upload php-floating-point-dos-attack-workaround folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.


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Contributors & Developers

“PHP Floating Point DoS Attack Workaround” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


Change log


  • Added more thorough check
  • Terminate execution rather than deleting the variable


  • Initial release