GuidesApacheWeek: Issue 205 30th June 2000

ApacheWeek: Issue 205 30th June 2000




In this issue: Book Review: Administering Apache, In the news, Featured articles and
Ooops.

“MySQL goes open-source

VA Linux and MySQL have joined forces to make MySQL an open-source technology. The idea is to help
accelerate development and use of the popular database query language – one of the most popular for
Linux. This means MySQL has become available under the GPL allowing programmers from around the
globe to contribute to the development of the project. MySQL can be integrated easily with Apache, and
PHP provides a perfect interface between the two….”

In this issue: Book Review: Administering Apache, In the news, Featured articles and
Ooops.

“Ooops

Thanks to the eagle-eyed readers who spotted the problems with one of the articles that we featured in last
weeks Apache Week (issue #204). In part two of “Learning Perl/CGI for Apache,” Geeks404 give a CGI
script that displays data passed in from a form. However as we reported in February, (issue #188), without
proper encoding when displaying entered data, users can embed malicious HTML tags. This type of attack
can be used, for example, to steal users cookies.”

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