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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 16520] New: - cache MUST NOT cache responses to Authorization requests
Date Tue, 28 Jan 2003 23:54:26 GMT
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 cache MUST NOT cache responses to Authorization requests

           Summary:  cache MUST NOT cache responses to Authorization
                    requests
           Product: Apache httpd-2.0
           Version: HEAD
          Platform: All
               URL: http://coad.measurement-factory.com/cgi-
                    bin/coad/GraseInfoCgi?session=bug&info_id=test_clause/rf
                    c2616/authorizn-cachedNot
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: Major
          Priority: Other
         Component: mod_cache
        AssignedTo: bugs@httpd.apache.org
        ReportedBy: coad@measurement-factory.com


Looks like a possible RFC 2616 MUST violation.
Mod_cache caches responses to requests containing
unusual Authorization header. The bug seems to be in
the HTTP header parser (or internal header
representation) because it is triggered by
adding white space after the header name (which is
legal per RFC 2616 "implied *LWS" rule).

Higher-than-default severity was chosen because
this bug may affect user privacy and might lead
to unauthorized access to protected resources
if some UAs send compliant (but not common)
Authorization headers. It is also likely that the
same [parsing/representation] bug may affect
handling of other headers (Connection?), but there
are no test cases to prove that speculation
at this time.

See attached trace(s) for details and ways to reproduce
the violation mentioned above.

Test case IDs in the trace link to human-oriented test case
description and RFC quotes, if available.

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