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From Ben Laurie <...@gonzo.ben.algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: security hole. bluff?
Date Mon, 22 Apr 1996 18:16:24 GMT
Brian Behlendorf wrote:
> 
> On Mon, 22 Apr 1996, Tom Tromey wrote:
> > Rob> has anyone yet seen an example of how to exploit the recent
> > Rob> security "hole"?
> > 
> > I saw a note on comp.infosystems.www.servers.unix that indicated that
> > there was no way to exploit the hole.  The message said that the
> > reason \n should be escaped is for poorly-written CGIs.  The author
> > said he had talked to the originator of the report...
> > 
> > I have no idea if this bears any relation to reality.
> 
> The gentleman whose message I responded to, bcc'ing the list, came back 
> and said "I don't have to prove anything to you, if you just read 
> comp.security you're way out of the loop, this hole has compromised 
> some of the biggest sites on the net".  I asked him to put up or shut up, 
> and he has yet to come back.  

Perhaps its all a plot by Netscape to get Apache's security alert level up near
their's [insert massive smiley here].

Cheers,

Ben.

> 
> 	Brian
> 
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