No executables in /tmp

Gregory Hill Gregory_Hill at tni.com
Mon Mar 27 16:55:06 MST 2006


> I don't get it.  Does apache spawn new perl processes?  I thought that
> mod_perl was part of the apache process.  How could someone exec a new
> perl command on your machine via mod_perl?  Doesn't mod_perl prevent
> (or at least provide a way to secure) exec and eval calls?

Well, I was referring to CGI Perl, which does spawn a new Perl process
per request, from my understanding.  With mod_perl, I think you're
probably right.  If you load it as a DSO, then the DSO needs to be
executable by apache, but that is all.  Or so I would assume.

Greg



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