Glossary

The glossary below contains many of the terms you will find in common use throughout the Symantec Security Response website. Please refer to this list to find definitions of terms and answers to other Internet security-related questions.

CGI Common Gateway Interface exploit

A denial of service attack that is aimed at the Common Gateway Interface (CGI). CGI is a standard way for a Web server to pass a Web user’s request to an application program and to receive data back to forward to the user. It is part of the Web’s Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP).