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Chapter 9: CGI Security    (01)

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Summary    (03)

Security is an all-encompassing thing when you are dealing with networked applications such as the World Wide Web. Writing secure CGI applications is not tremendously useful if your Web server is not securely configured. A properly configured Web server, on the other hand, can minimize the damage of a badly written CGI script.    (04)

In general, remember the following principles:    (05)

When you are writing CGI programs, be especially wary of the limitations (or lack thereof) of your programming language and for passing unsanitized variables to the shell.    (010)

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