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A patchy Apache a-patchin: HTTP server gets fix for worrying root access hole

Michael Wojcik Silver badge

Shared web hosting existed before Docker and other containerization packages, you know. Some providers take a long time to change how they do things. There's a lot of cost and potential disruption involved, and little benefit visible to their individual customers.

Yes, even when httpd first trotted out of CERN we had chroot, but chroot was a clumsy mechanism at best and techniques for escaping chroot jails are well-known. And while some POSIXy OSes have proprietary userspace-partitioning mechanisms, their non-standard nature is a big impediment to adoption.

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