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From "Boyle Owen" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] security
Date Wed, 05 Oct 2005 12:47:31 GMT
Plain text please...

This has nothing to do with the "software" not being secure. It is simply that you have not
configured access to the resource correctly.

It is impossible to be certain about what you have done wrong but (based on the pretend URL
you quoted) I would guess you have your main page in a protected realm but are referring to
images which are outside the realm.

For example:
http://your-site/dir/page.html - this is under password access, but the page contains an image
ref like: <img src="/image.png">. Then the request for the image is like http://your-site/image.png.
Since this is not under /dir, it is not protected.

If you'd like to provide a link to the page in question, I'd be happy to check it.

Owen Boyle
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-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Mittwoch, 5. Oktober 2005 10:33
Subject: [users@httpd] security 

In our web, users should login to access certain contents. But today we've just realized that,
one can acces those contents without loging in. In other words, just typing http://xxx.xx/graph_view.php?action=tree&tree_id=22
brings the graphs. We are using free software, may be that's why it is not so secure. Has
anyone suggest me how to prevent these kind of things. How can I configure apache, so that
it won't bring the page if it has REMOTE_USER env variable not set?  Or if it has nothing
to do with Apache?
BR, Baynaa.
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