[Defender] Defender reports unknown files error_log

On sites that I install Defender and run a scan, Defender always reports at least two "unknown files" named error_log. I've turned on support for a fresh install with Defender so you can see. I'm never able to get a clean report from Defender because of this, if I "fix" the issue by deleting the error_log files they just come back.

That install uses the Divi theme (latest version) with a child theme and Defender is reporting stangley that Divi has a security issue and it's fixed in a much earlier version of Divi?

Vulnerability type: PRIVESC
This bug has been fixed in version: 2.6.4

  • James Morris

    Hello Damon

    The reason you're getting the message about the error_log file is that it is not included in the WordPress Core. Any file not part of the WordPress core or registered in the WordPress database (plugins and themes) will trigger this warning. It sounds like your server is configured to log all errors in PHP and your site has something going on with it that is causing the error_log file to be generated. You can disable this file by setting log_errors = 0 in your PHP configuration but this is not advisable as this file is useful for debugging.

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