Apache HTTPD throw HTTP 500 error with premature end of script headers in logs

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • While accessing the CGI scripts, Apache HTTPD shows HTTP 500 error in web browser. At the same time, HTTPD access_log and error_log shows below messages.

    #access_log
    "GET /cgi-bin/test.pl?user=admin HTTP/1.1" 500"
    
    #error_log
    (8)Exec format error: exec of '/var/www/cgi-bin/test.pl' failed Premature end of script headers: test.pl
    

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
    • 6.7
  • Apache HTTPD

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