Disabling SELinux is it secure?

Guy Fraser guy at incentre.net
Thu Mar 3 20:48:47 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-03-03 at 10:39 -0600, Jay Paulson wrote:
> >> The only thing I haven't tried is to disable SELinux.  Would that fix
> >> my problem?  Are there any other things I can try?
> >
> > you can try disabling selinux just for apache. read the faq here for 
> > that
> >
> > http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/selinux-faq-fc3/
> >
> > see if that fixes your problem and post what you awnt to do to the
> > fedora-selinux list. developers could guide on you how to setup
> > selinux with apache for what you want to do
> >
> Thanks for the link!
> Here's what I did that got everything to work correctly.
> First I added apache to my 'www' group I created for multiple users to 
> edit a single file.  Next I chmoded -R g+s /var/www/test which is my 
> DocumentRoot in apache.
> That seems to have solved all my problems with permissions and getting 
> the 403 Forbidden error!  Now all I have got to do is get cgi scripts 
> to work!
> Thanks for everyone's help.  I hope this can help someone in the future 
> :)
Be afraid, be very afraid.

Have you read the thread about the guy who recently discovered his 
machine was compromised, by a CGI script.

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