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Bug 20275 - Apache should not be distributed with any default cgi
Apache should not be distributed with any default cgi
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: apache (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
Dale Lovelace
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Reported: 2000-11-03 05:39 EST by Arenas Belon, Carlo Marcelo
Modified: 2007-03-26 23:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-01-10 13:27:28 EST
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Description Arenas Belon, Carlo Marcelo 2000-11-03 05:39:25 EST
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 13:27:23 EST
prinenv and test-cgi are still on apache-1.3.14-6 from beta2
Comment 2 Nalin Dahyabhai 2001-01-11 21:40:43 EST
They will be moved from the cgi-bin directory to the documentation tree in
1.3.14-7 and later.

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