Re: Open bugs
Matthew Wilcox <email@example.com> writes:
> On Sat, Feb 16, 2002 at 04:56:49AM +0000, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> > If anyone wants to tackle any other bug in apache, please feel
> > free :-)
> Hmm, I missed #70982 which I'd love to get fixed... particularly
> since it affects Debian machines :-) Needs someone with a fair
> amount of C ability.
Apache will call suexec in "user" mode (specifying a user to
su to), when any URL starts with ~/. It does not check if
UserDir has been disabled before doing this.
That's a little bit scary...
ViewCvs (and cvsweb) use the token "~checkout~" at the front
of a URL to indicate that the file should be downloaded from
CVS. If a server is setup such as "cvs.example.com", with a
rewrite rule pointing at the CGI script, suexec will be run,
and try to switch to user "checkout", which is incorrect.
This bug should probably be forwarded upstream. I think a
test to see if userdir is disabled, and if so, pass any
parameters verbatim, would solve the problem.
Definitely something I would send upstream, and then worry, if needs
be, about writing our own fix for it.
David N. Welton
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