lighttpd-1.4.29 cannot execute unreadable CGIs
Lighttpd tries to open() the CGI. If this fails with EACCES, the request returns 403. This shouldn't happen: if the request is to be handled by a CGI, it needs to be executable by the Lighttpd user, but there's no reason it should have to be readable. I have an strace if you want, though it's not very informative (just shows open() returning EACCES).
Updated by stbuehler about 8 years ago
- Status changed from Reopened to Wontfix
Yes, you can execute "not readable" files, although it is useless if you don't set SUID also (without SUID you can just LD_PRELOAD anything you want).
The open() is from our stat code; i don't intend to change the semantics of it, so you have to live with the current behaviour - just provide a readable wrapper script (and perhaps replace SUID with sudo):
#!/bin/sh exec /path/to/real/binary
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