Writing secure CGI scripts

Any time that a program is interacting with a networked client, there is the possibility of that client attacking the program to gain unauthorized access. Even the most innocent looking script can be very dangerous to the integrity of your system.

With that in mind, we would like to present a few guidelines to making sure your program does not come under attack.

For a more comprehensive summary of security and the World-Wide Web, see the WWW Security FAQ.

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CGI - Common Gateway Interface