Bug 5604 - Conf file errors
Conf file errors
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: apache (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
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Reported: 1999-10-05 17:30 EDT by Wil Harris
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-11-02 10:40:28 EST
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Description Wil Harris 1999-10-05 17:30:35 EDT
The config file shipped with SWS 3.0 has an error that is a
possible security flaw. The apache group changed the
globbing in the 1.3.x to be more shell compatiable than in
the previous versions so /*/public_html will no longer work.
With this typo in order to add user level cgi access you
must turn it on globally which causes serious security
problems with the webserver. The proper format should be
/home/*/public_html or ~/*/public_html (The latter does not
seem to work all the time).
Comment 1 Preston Brown 1999-11-02 10:40:59 EST
wil - we corrected this for SWS 3.1 but I don't consider it enough of
a security hole to issue errata for 3.0, as we are encouraging
everyone to get a free upgrade to 3.1 anyway.

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