Shared Ownership presented at KiwiCon 2009

by Muss ,

Tags: Security

Summary : Ever been in a club rubbing up against half-naked, hot, sweaty guys and come out feeling sullied? That is either what shared hosting is today, or a common fantasy of mine I have accidentally included in my synopsis.
"Shared hosting" is a fairly generic term used to describe hosting multiple websites, often (but not always) running as a unique system user on a single virtual or physical machine. They are often poorly set up, and almost always host vulnerable versions of software.
This talk will focus on architectural problems that can occur when various core protocols are forced to work together with a bad attempt at a GUI slapped on top. We will also look at some specific implementation bugs that exist today.