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From fredk2 <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] any reasons not to compile with -enable-exception-hook?
Date Mon, 22 Sep 2008 14:26:53 GMT


thank you ... can we assume this to be the same risks as the warning against
using DSO modules?
Is there any reasons to think that the apache would execute slower if
compiled with this hook?

Rgds - Fred

William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> fredk2 wrote:
>> Hi,
>> is there any reasons why you would not want in production (or hardened
>> server) an apache compiled with -enable-exception-hook?
> Yes.  You can and should expect that once the server is compromised, it's
> possible although highly unlikely that the actual target of that hook is
> also compromised.  Many would rather that the process was brought down,
> hard, at the first exception, and that code no longer ran in that context.

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