exec used but not allowed

I’m having a problem executing cgi-bin scripts from SSI calls within shtml pages. Standard SSI’s work…

The code in the html page is:

<!--#exec cgi="/cgi-bin/count"-->

/home/vrsdc/cgi-bin has the following:

-rwxr-xr-x 1 vrsdc vrsdc 1062 May 27 23:15 count

Apache error logs show:

[Wed May 27 23:16:05 2009] [error] [client] exec used but not allowed in /home/vrsdc/public_html/index.html


Sounds like in the Apache VirtualHost config, you have “IncludesNOEXEC” in the options line – if you change that to just “Includes” and restart Apache, it should do what you’re after.

That was it. Thanks.

Now I have to go figure out what it means, and what the risks are to disable it…