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Re: [Full-disclosure] Apache suEXEC privilege elevation / information disclosure Aug 10 2013 02:52PM
Tobias Kreidl (tobias kreidl nau edu) (1 replies)
Re: [Full-disclosure] Apache suEXEC privilege elevation / information disclosure Aug 11 2013 10:44AM
Reindl Harald (h reindl thelounge net) (2 replies)
Re: [Full-disclosure] Apache suEXEC privilege elevation / information disclosure Aug 11 2013 08:15PM
Stefan Kanthak (stefan kanthak nexgo de) (1 replies)
Re: [Full-disclosure] Apache suEXEC privilege elevation / information disclosure Aug 11 2013 08:53PM
Reindl Harald (h reindl thelounge net) (1 replies)
Re: [Full-disclosure] Apache suEXEC privilege elevation / information disclosure Aug 11 2013 09:56PM
Stefan Kanthak (stefan kanthak nexgo de) (1 replies)
Re: [Full-disclosure] Apache suEXEC privilege elevation / information disclosure Aug 11 2013 10:30PM
Reindl Harald (h reindl thelounge net) (1 replies)
Re: [Full-disclosure] Apache suEXEC privilege elevation / information disclosure Aug 12 2013 05:28PM
Coderaptor (coderaptor gmail com) (3 replies)
I have been a silent spectator to this drama, and could not resist adding a few thoughts of my own:

1. All software, especially webservers, should ship with secure defaults. Period. It is a fundamental mistake to assume all admins who roll out web apps and maintain servers RTFM before rolling out. The key idea here is "time to market", and there is huge amount of data to prove this.

2. Apache clearly does not ship with secure defaults in favor of convenience? disable_functions is a example - do you expect an admin to be a unix expert or know what each parameter in there means? Also indicates this was added in reactively, and not accounted for in the core design. Why not enable_functions instead, with everything disabled to begin with? (Oh, that wouldn't help you achieve world dominance and fast!)

3. Secure by design, implementation, and deployment isn't utopia, it's very much an achievable target. But then it wouldn't feed bugtraq anymore or the billion dollar industry called as "security industry" would it?

Huge amount of software today is turd polishing, open source no exception (though it is supposed to have better track record). The blame lies squarely on everyone.

-coderaptor

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On Aug 11, 2013, at 3:30 PM, Reindl Harald <h.reindl (at) thelounge (dot) net [email concealed]> wrote:

>
>
> Am 11.08.2013 23:56, schrieb Stefan Kanthak:
>> "Reindl Harald" <h.reindl (at) thelounge (dot) net [email concealed]> wrote:
>>> again:
>>> symlinks are to not poision always and everywhere
>>> they become where untrusted customer code is running
>>> blame the admin which doe snot know his job and not
>>> the language offering a lot of functions where some
>>> can be misused
>>
>> Again: symlinks are well-known as attack vector for years!
>
> and that's why any admin which is not clueless
> disables the symlink function - but there exists
> code which *is* secure, runs in a crontrolled
> environment and make use of it for good reasons
>
>> It's not the user/administrator who develops or ships insecure code!
>
> but it's the administrator which has the wrong job if
> create symlinks is possible from any random script
> running on his servers
>
> anyways, i am done with this thread
>
> the topic is *not* "Apache suEXEC privilege elevation" it
> is "admins not secure their servers" - period
>
>

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Re: [Full-disclosure] Apache suEXEC privilege elevation / information disclosure Aug 12 2013 07:03PM
Jeffrey Walton (noloader gmail com)
RE: [Full-disclosure] Apache suEXEC privilege elevation / information disclosure Aug 12 2013 06:56PM
Peter Gregory (Peter Gregory tommybahama com)
Re: [Full-disclosure] Apache suEXEC privilege elevation / information disclosure Aug 12 2013 06:11PM
Reindl Harald (h reindl thelounge net) (3 replies)
Re: Re: [Full-disclosure] Apache suEXEC privilege elevation / information disclosure Aug 13 2013 10:26AM
Marco Floris (marco floris jaimeria org)
Re: [Full-disclosure] Apache suEXEC privilege elevation / information disclosure Aug 12 2013 10:42PM
Brandon M. Graves (bgraves slicer-net com)
Re: [Full-disclosure] Apache suEXEC privilege elevation / information disclosure Aug 12 2013 09:39PM
coderaptor (coderaptor gmail com)
Re: [Full-disclosure] Apache suEXEC privilege elevation / information disclosure Aug 11 2013 12:50PM
Ansgar Wiechers (bugtraq planetcobalt net) (1 replies)
Re: [Full-disclosure] Apache suEXEC privilege elevation / information disclosure Aug 11 2013 03:39PM
Reindl Harald (h reindl thelounge net)


 

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