Rev cgi install + potential problem with cgi tutorial

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Thu May 6 18:47:37 EDT 2004

J. Landman Gay wrote:

> I understand your concerns, and they are entirely valid. The difference 
> is that the Rev engine is internally secure and won't allow much abuse. 
> I am having trouble thinking of a way that anyone could remotely hack 
> into it (though I'd very much like to know if anyone does find one.)

One could do dumb things like put in a "do" statement that executes 
incomming CGI params.  But that would be dumb.

Moreover, if the Linux admin does his job right the worst that could 
happens is that you'll hose your own account setup but everything else 
on the machine would be fine.

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Media Corporation
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