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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject interesting side effect of mime_magic
Date Mon, 11 Aug 1997 16:01:34 GMT

Continuing the discussion of conneg changes brought about by use of
mod_mime_magic - I noticed a couple places on hyperreal where I had an
index.cgi and an index.cgi~ left over from using emacs to edit it.  Before
mod_mime_magic, the .cgi~ file was always ignored; but now because of
mod_mime_magic it's a "text/html" document, and in some cases it was sent
instead of the index.cgi file being executed.  This is /almost/ a security
problem, since I'm sure most people don't want to give away the source of
their CGI scripts.  I'm sure there's some sort of configuration I can
apply, a <Files *~> kind of thing, but for the vast majority who are just
going to drop 1.3 on top of their current filesystem, this is an issue.


"Why not?" - TL  - -

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