How to execute shell commands via https request (nginx,PHP)?

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Marcophono
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How to execute shell commands via https request (nginx,PHP)?

Post by Marcophono » 2018/07/07 02:47:15

Hello!

I want to make my webserver (ngnix) able to transfer GET values to the internal Linux system to execute certain Linux commands.

Example:
https://www.domain.de/doit.php?x=y

shall execute a shell script which cut the line in the webserver log file of its own request and copy it to another log file.
Yes, that is a sophisticated task. But just to make it a bit interesting. :-)
I am interested in the more simple basic blocks. How and where must I adjust permission rights to give a certain file in a webserver folder the right to call a shell script?

I am on beginner level, so please be gracious with me. I am a good PHP programmer but nothing else.

Best regards
Marc

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Re: How to execute shell commands via https request (nginx,PHP)?

Post by tunk » 2018/07/07 14:32:42

If you haven't already looked at it, you may want to look into CGI.

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Re: How to execute shell commands via https request (nginx,PHP)?

Post by TrevorH » 2018/07/07 16:05:04

You might also want to stop and think how much of a massive security hole you are creating...
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Re: How to execute shell commands via https request (nginx,PHP)?

Post by hunter86_bg » 2018/07/09 04:39:57

Not to mention that you will have to disable SELINUX.
Anyway - we have ssh for such tasks.

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