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From Brian Behlendorf <br...@hyperreal.org>
Subject backporting device-check to 1.2
Date Wed, 20 May 1998 09:50:52 GMT

>From CHANGES in 1.3:

  *) When opening "configuration" files (like httpd.conf, htaccess
     and htpasswd), Apache will not allow them to be non-/dev/null
     device files. This closes a DoS hole. At the same time,
     we use ap_pfopen to open these files to handle timeouts.
     [Jim Jagielski, Martin Kraemer]

Could one of you two backport this to 1.2, given it's sort of a security
patch?  Thanks.

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