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Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:03:21 +0200
From: Hanno Böck <>
Subject: Re: CVE-2014-6271: remote code execution through

On Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:30:35 +0200
Florian Weimer <> wrote:

> This depends on how PHP is invoked.  mod_php does not set the CGI 
> environment variables.
> However, it is true that if CGI programs spawn subprocesses, they may
> be affected even if the CGI program itself is not written in bash.

Regarding php, isn't it quite common to run it through mod_fcgid with a
(bash) wrapper script? At least that's what apache wiki documents:

So that'd mean many php installations are affected even if they don't
use subprocesses.

I'm not sure if this wrapper can be avoided.

Hanno Böck


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