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Re: some permission problem?
From: Jason Burroughs <jdog1016 () hotpop com>
Date: Wed, 07 May 2003 23:11:04 -0400

That's true, but the real issue is not merely the fact that /etc/passwd
can be accessed but the fact that *by default* (assuming apache), httpd
will allow clients to arbitrarily walk through the entire filesystem and
any file that httpd can read from is fair game for a client.

martincad () fibertel com ar wrote:

I think you don't have to warry if you use Shadow passwords
Do you use it  ?

----- Original Message -----
From: "SB CH" <chulmin2 () hotmail com>
To: <security-basics () securityfocus com>
Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2003 4:29 AM
Subject: some permission problem?


Hello, all.

I found that some malicious man browsed /etc/passwd file by httpd.
So I would like to block to see /etc/passwd file by nobody(http user)
but as you know, any shell logging users should have read permission.

So, is there any method to enable this?

I think that only one method that all users are some group member except
nobody. and only group members can  read the /etc/passwd file, right?
but this work is so so hard at my system.

Also, I saw that some commercial host baed ips can do this.

any patch is available?

Thanks in advance and sorry for poor english.

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