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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: Missing "Addhandler FOD `cat list` " problem
Date Thu, 19 Jul 2001 19:33:43 GMT
From: "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2001 2:21 PM

> Please posit your suggestion to where the authors can consider
> it, especially in the context of Apache 2.0.

Sorry, meant to reply back to security@ ... since this is here, let me condense the
guts of the suggestion...

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "rudy" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2001 1:35 PM
Subject: Missing "Addhandler FOD `cat list` " problem 
> hi:
> I'm currently undergoing a weird denial of service attack in which a large
> number of PCs (218 at last count) are sending me kiddie scripted buffer overflow
> attacks aimed at IIS admin scripts. [I know, read on, please!].
> ... should be harmless except that they tie up bandwidth and the Apache  server
> apache needs a new handler. The effect of:
> < AddHandler FOD 
>      default.ida
>      _vti_inf.html
>      _vti_bin/shtml.exe/_vti_rpc >
> would be that a request to GET or POST anything on the list would return 
> absolutely nothing.  I.e. the server would write the log msg but appear totally 
> dead to the requestor.

I expect this should be simple to do so using the new filtering schema, we've done
similar bogus things by accedent in developing the new server filter model :)

Any takers?


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