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From James Shawn Carnley <Shawn.Carn...@usm.edu>
Subject mod_cgi/8266: User space CGIs fail, but work elsewhere
Date Wed, 29 Aug 2001 18:21:31 GMT

>Number:         8266
>Category:       mod_cgi
>Synopsis:       User space CGIs fail, but work elsewhere
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    apache
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   apache
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Aug 29 11:30:00 PDT 2001
>Originator:     Shawn.Carnley@usm.edu
>Release:        1.3.19, 1.3.20
Redhat Linux 7.1 fully patched.
2.4.3-12 Kernel i686 PII 450mghz
Apache 1.3.19 Redhat RPM and
Apache 1.3.20 compiled from Redhat SRPM
CGIs located in a user's web space (http://someserver.com/~username/ascript.cgi)
will return a 500 internal server error.  The err_log will return Premature end of script
headers.  I know this sounds like a misconfiguration of the config file or bad permssions
but it's not. Here's an excerpt of my config for users.
UserDir www

# Control access to UserDir directories.  The following is an example
# for a site where these directories are restricted to read-only.

<Files *.cgi>
 Options +ExecCGI

<Directory ~ "/websites/dept/[a-z]+/www/[a-z]+">
 AllowOverride All
 Options multiViews indexes symLinksIfOwnerMatch includesNoExec +ExecCGI
 IndexOptions +FancyIndexing +NameWidth=*
---------end cut---------------

This should allow CGIs to run, but they fail everytime.  I can move the cgi to the root of
the server (http://server.com/ascript.cgi) and it will run fine.
Configure apache to run user space CGIs and watch it fail.  
---Example failed script---
print "Content-type: text/html\n\n";
print "WTF?\n"
------end script------
will fail
I'm totally at a loss, It's possible that I've misconfigured something but I'm not sure what,
I've tried this on multiple machines all with the same result.  It may be a problem with the
redhat RPMs. Please advise.  thank you.
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