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Re: Privilege elevation

by joeface (Pilgrim)
on Jan 21, 2003 at 20:11 UTC ( #228821=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Privilege elevation

If you're running Apache, check out suexec. It allows the "apache" user to execute CGIs that are owned by another user, as if Apache were su-ing to that user just to run the CGI script.

It requires that you have Apache set up to recognize an html directory for each user (/home/userFoo/public_html, or the like), and a cgi directory for each user. The users can access that directory by going to your URL, but with ~username at the end:

http://www.yourdomain.com/~userFoo/cgi-bin/saConfig.cgi

There are some rather strict requirements for suexec to work. They're listed in the suexec page ref'd above.

Cheers,
Joe

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