48.2.5. Securing the Apache HTTP Server

The Apache HTTP Server is one of the most stable and secure services that ships with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. A large number of options and techniques are available to secure the Apache HTTP Server — too numerous to delve into deeply here.
When configuring the Apache HTTP Server, it is important to read the documentation available for the application. This includes Chapter 25, Apache HTTP Server, and the Stronghold manuals, available at http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/stronghold/.
System Administrators should be careful when using the following configuration options:

48.2.5.1.  FollowSymLinks

This directive is enabled by default, so be sure to use caution when creating symbolic links to the document root of the Web server. For instance, it is a bad idea to provide a symbolic link to /.