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Chapter 35. Server-Side Security Issues > Using Others' CGI Scripts

Using Others' CGI Scripts

On the Web, many helpful archives of CGI scripts are available—each stuffed with dozens of useful, valuable programs—all free for the taking. But before you start haphazardly downloading all these gems and blindly installing them on your server, you should pause and consider a few things:

  • Does the script come with source code?

  • Do you know the language the program is written in well enough to really understand what it does?


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