Apache Error: Options ExecCGI is off in this directory

Steps to fix the error Options ExecCGI is off in this directory in Apache Web Server.

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Apache Error: Options ExecCGI is off in this directory

Problem:

Recently after recompiling PHP on a Linux server; Bugzilla installed on same server for bug management started throwing 403 Forbidden: Access is forbidden to the requested page Error.

12 300x146 Apache Error: Options ExecCGI is off in this directory

Apache error log was showing following Error

[Tue Sep 20 11:32:33 2011] [error] [client xx.xx.xx.135] Options ExecCGI is off in this directory: /usr/local/apache/htdocs/bugzilla/index.cgi

Cause:

This happens when CGI programs is restricted to run from arbitrary directories.

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