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Re: [Full-disclosure] Apache suEXEC privilege elevation / information disclosure
From: Reindl Harald <h.reindl () thelounge net>
Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2013 09:55:14 +0200

Am 13.08.2013 00:42, schrieb Brandon M. Graves:
I hate to come late to the party, but following all of this, it is kind of

 I have to agree with those before in saying software should ship secure.
in my environment whenever we are given a new bit to add to our
infrastructure, be it a new server, new version of an OS, or new version
of a software, either A) it comes to us from those at our distribution
point pre templated to be unusable due to security, or B) we first make
it unusable by configuring every possible security setting to be as tight
as possible...

nobody said anything else

but "Apache suEXEC privilege elevation" is *not* a suEXEC
problem and that's the whole point - people in this thread
mixing a lot of different things partly with no clue

Am 13.08.2013 01:45, schrieb coderaptor:
On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 4:06 PM, Reindl Harald <h.reindl () thelounge net> wrote:
unlink('file_my_script_wrote'); is fine
unlink($_GET['what_ever_input']): is a security hole

so do we now disable unlink();

Why not?

because it is plain stupid

You think so. Not everyone shares your opinion.

you know the quote from "Dirty Harry" about opinions?

you even statet that you did not realize that others are talking
about PHP and you not knew the context of 'disable_functions'
and so stop trying to be a smartass in topics you are clueless

Please no personal insults

truth != insult

Go ahead and disable all 1330 functions if the need be, and let the
Administrator figure out which ones he should carefully enable

please stop making yourself *that* laughable

I don't care.

i see

Just for the sake of argument? Which sane framework provides 1330
functions? Security is surely not black and white, but this argument
should not justify poor design choices. Anyways, no matter what one
does, using a framework with 1330 functions is poor security decision

please be quite and come back after you understood the difference
between a programming language and a framework


* PHP:                     programming language
* Ruby:                    programming language

* Zend Framework, Symfony: Framework
* Ruboy On Rails:          Framework

Does it matter if I call at a framework, programming language, or
dancing donkey? It doesn't change the reality

yes, if you talk on a professional level you need to know
the basics if you like to be taken serious

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