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From "Justin Erenkrantz" <>
Subject Re: Workaround (Re: walk caching to avoid extra authnz)
Date Wed, 06 Dec 2006 23:16:34 GMT
On 12/6/06, Nick Kew <> wrote:
> A corresponding authz hook will implement a "Require inherit"
> to enable subrequests with "inherited" set to be authorized,
> and will run ahead of "normal" authz hooks.
> Would that be a good solution here?

I think you mean that if they have 'require inherit' that they bypass
the authz checks if it's a sub-req. Perhaps, but wow, people could
really bust their authz setups if they have allow /foo and deny
/foo/bar - especially with WebDAV accesses.  I sort of think that
makes it just too easy to shoot themselves in the foot and disclose
something that they didn't intend to do.  Maybe maybe make it "require
inherit-i-know-that-this-is-a-blatant-security-risk" - that might be
better, but still.  =P  -- justin

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