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Re: Bug#252627: apache: environment cleaning not useful

severity 252627 wishlist
tags 252627 wontfix

On Fri, 4 Jun 2004, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:

> Package: apache
> Version:
> Severity: normal
> After getting the latest Apache, I found that passing environment
> variables to the server from the command line no longer works.  This
> is the changelog:
>     - More init scripts cleanup. It shouldn't leak environment information
>       (Closes: #229653, #230991)
> Unfortunately this isn't very useful behaviour.  I routinely set
> PGHOST to select development database.  Now there is no useful way to
> pass this from the command line to Apache.  (Adding it to
> /etc/apache/local.conf using SetEnv doesn't work because mod_env runs
> too late).
> As another example it makes the PassEnv directive completely useless.

Leaking environment information can disclose sensible information about
the server. This bug will not be fixed.


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