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Subject [Bug 55887] In Windows apache, when user access to /con, apache returns 403 instead of 404(not found)
Date Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:36:27 GMT
https://bz.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=55887

William A. Rowe Jr. <wrowe@apache.org> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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         Resolution|---                         |INVALID
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED

--- Comment #1 from William A. Rowe Jr. <wrowe@apache.org> ---
The behavior is correct, only REG and DIR entities can be allowed in the path,
other entities such as CHR files must be forbidden.

Treating these as not-found may lead to further iterations by mod_speling and
other modules attempting to work around the file name and potentially revealing
concealed files. E.g. /CON -> notfound -> /.conf (redirected by mod_speling to
a somewhat hidden file.)

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