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From "P. Alejandro Lopez-Valencia" <alej...@ideam.gov.co>
Subject mod_env/370: Modified PATH environemnt variable is not passed, instead system's is used
Date Sat, 12 Apr 1997 14:20:01 GMT

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>Number:         370
>Category:       mod_env
>Synopsis:       Modified PATH environemnt variable is not passed, instead system's is
used
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    apache (Apache HTTP Project)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   apache
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Apr 12 07:20:00 1997
>Originator:     alejolo@ideam.gov.co
>Organization:
apache
>Release:        1.2.x
>Environment:
DEC-MIPS Ultrix 4.4, gcc 2.7.2.2, BIND 4.9.4p1
>Description:
The use of a modified environemt PATH is not reflected in the
actual $PATH passed to the CGI. It may constitute a security hole
as the $PATH used is that of the owner of the parent process (root).
>How-To-Repeat:
please see http://www.ecology.umsl.edu/cgi-bin/envchk.cgi
>Fix:
N/A. In principle the use of mod_disallaow_id is a workaround to
potential backdoors
>Audit-Trail:
>Unformatted:



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