June 14th, 2006, 01:14 PM
CGI security issue on win2k
I posted this on the PERL forum, but might be better placed in this apache forum. Pardon for the double post.
Any help with this issue is appreciated.
The server has Windows2k, Apache 2.2 and Activeperl 5.8. The problem is that there does not seem to be any security with the perl. Any web site that has CGI enabled can run a perl script that will execute system commands, modify files, etc. ANYWHERE on the server, not just in the home directory for that site. This is a gaping security hole that needs to be fixed. So if a user wanted to do some damage, he could in theory delete all other web site folders, destroy some system files, etc. Very bad.
I have searched the web and forums for a solution but this major issues doesn't seem to be addressed much. Can anyone advise on how to limit CGI activity to a web site's home directy with this setup.