[Q] Security issues with Nginx

Maxim Dounin mdounin at mdounin.ru
Thu Mar 14 08:40:12 UTC 2013


On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 03:43:17AM -0400, Joe M wrote:

> Hey all
> Im new to Nginx and wanted to know if any of you familiar with any Known
> security issues in Nginx (for example:
> http://cnedelcu.blogspot.co.il/2010/05/nginx-php-via-fastcgi-important.html)

This was discussed here once discovered[1], and the conclusion is: 
it's not a security issue in nginx, but rather a misconfiguration 
of php.

Making sure you've configured it correctly (i.e. switched off 
cgi.fix_pathinfo=0 in php.ini) is a good idea though.

[1] http://mailman.nginx.org/pipermail/nginx/2010-May/020461.html

Maxim Dounin

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