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Redhat 6.0 cachemgr.cgi lameness
From: daniel () NEWS GUS NET (daniel () NEWS GUS NET)
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 1999 16:36:32 -0700


Hi... After installing Redhat 6.0, I looked around a bit and I
noticed something interesting:
In /home/httpd/cgi-bin there is a CGI program called cachemgr.cgi,
and it can be accessed by remote users by default.
So I went to look at it, and I noticed that what it does is it
lets any user connect to any hostname/port he/she chooses via the
interface it provides.. and then see the connection results -
if the connection was not successful it prints out the full connect() error;
otherwise it just stays frozen, waiting for HTTP data, or httpd might
give you an "Internal Server Error" - Both of those mean that a connection
has been established.
This is what it looks like from lynx:

                            Cache Manager Interface

   This is a WWW interface to the instrumentation interface for the Squid
   object cache.
     _________________________________________________________________

   Cache Host: localhost_____________________
   Cache Port: 3128__________________________
   Manager name: ______________________________
   Password: ______________________________

   Continue...

This is, obviously, not good, because this CGI program can be used as a
powerful portscanning or a denial of service tool. I suggest that Redhat
6.0 users check to see if they have it, and then disable it if they do.

- Daniel (daniel () news gus net)


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