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W3 security FAQ discusses this somewhat

Posted by: DCallaghan on June 06, 2002 11:23 PM
http://www.w3.org/Security/Faq

Q3 discusses os platform's impact on web security. A stripped down Mac with bare bones web server is the most secure, bcs functionality can expose vulnerability.

There are problems even with the old software, of course. See Q20 to see how to get the log files from a default WebStar configuration, for instance.

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