Do you mean he actually succeeded to make his joomla site operate with phpsafemode turned on ?
I have a question concerning perl scripts ...
The server has been used to run perl scripts sending phishing mail
Since none of my sites actually use perl script I brutaly uninstalled mode_perl ... and still attacks have restarted using perl scripts !!
I looked at http://perl.apache.org/docs/2.0/user/config/config.html
To enable mod_perl built as DSO add to httpd.conf:
LoadModule perl_module modules/mod_perl.so
This setting specifies the location of the mod_perl module relative to the ServerRoot setting, therefore you should put it somewhere after ServerRoot is specified.
If mod_perl has been statically linked it's automatically enabled.
How do I know if it has been statically linked ?
Anyway, removing mod_perl from the machine should have prevented the use of perl scripts, no ?