Bug 20275 - Apache should not be distributed with any default cgi
Summary: Apache should not be distributed with any default cgi
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: apache
Version: 7.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
QA Contact: Dale Lovelace
Keywords: Security
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-11-03 10:39 UTC by Arenas Belon, Carlo Marcelo
Modified: 2007-03-27 03:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2001-01-10 18:27:28 UTC

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Description Arenas Belon, Carlo Marcelo 2000-11-03 10:39:25 UTC
apache's package is bundled with two "test" (default) cgi installed that
are remotely accesible on :


they are not currently enabled (as no +x bit is set) but they would send an
"Internal Server Error" message on excecution, letting a remote 
cracker to diferenciate between 7.0 and 6.x systems.

also, installing non functional scripts is problematic as explained on
#20270, but those scripts are of no utility and should be avoided when
possible as have been used as a remote breaking tool at least once on the

as there is no reference of the reason why it are now enabled i guess it
should be on error, so a fix should be made.

Comment 1 Arenas Belon, Carlo Marcelo 2001-01-10 18:27:23 UTC
prinenv and test-cgi are still on apache-1.3.14-6 from beta2

Comment 2 Nalin Dahyabhai 2001-01-12 02:40:43 UTC
They will be moved from the cgi-bin directory to the documentation tree in
1.3.14-7 and later.

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