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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] mod_rewrite versus webdav exploit
Date Tue, 13 Jul 2004 02:19:27 GMT
On Mon, 12 Jul 2004 20:56:24 -0400, Chris Zakelj <> wrote:
> I've done a fair bit of googling, and think mod_rewrite is exactly what
> I need to handle the tons of
> - - [12/Jul/2004:23:20:02 +0000] "SEARCH
> /\x90\x02±\x02±\x02±\x02±.....
> crap that hits my logs, as well as the (still present) default.ida and
> other microsoft crud still floating around.  In that search, I found
>, which suggests
> adding...
> <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
> RedirectMatch permanent (.*)cmd.exe(.*)$

These use mod_alias rather than mod_rewrite.

But they don't do anything really useful in any case.  At best, they
will just keep the request out of the error log.

By far the best way to handle such requests is just to post-process
your log files to remove anything that isn't of interest to you.


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