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intric8
Seattle, WA, USA
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Posted Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:09 pm

Folks, something seems to be affecting the site. I'm not sure the cause, or the source.

I'm looking into it.

Sometimes if you try to edit a post, or reply to a topic, you might see an Internal Server Error. I'm looking into it.

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Aghnar

Posted Mon Jun 28, 2021 5:07 am

Hello,

Very strange, here is a text string that throws the server error :
errorAl.PNG
So a first empty line and a line with "set o".

If I try to save as draft or submit, it fails.
If I remove part of this, it works :P

EDIT : in fact we can replace 'o' by any char. But if there is no char after "set" it works !!!

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retrorewind.ca

Posted Mon Jun 28, 2021 8:01 am

intric8 wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:09 pm
Folks, something seems to be affecting the site. I'm not sure the cause, or the source.

I'm looking into it.

Sometimes if you try to edit a post, or reply to a topic, you might see an Internal Server Error. I'm looking into it.
Did you remember to feed the gerbils?

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Crispy

Posted Mon Jun 28, 2021 7:41 pm

Yes, I've run into this on a number of occasions. It seems to be sensitive to basic UNIX commands that are destructive or that require root privileges, and it only happens when a line starts with a valid command. So far I've seen these commands cause the error:

--rm--
--mkfs--
--mount--

Note that I had to surround the above commands with -- so that they wouldn't generate an error.

Odd that it happens with set. That command would simply create an environment variable.

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jost80
Sweden

Posted Sat Jul 03, 2021 2:36 am

Could be some input validation and sanitization missing.





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