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From Scott Gifford <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] AllowOverride: Pros and Cons
Date Thu, 08 Jul 2010 06:40:40 GMT
On Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 2:28 AM, James Corteciano <>wrote:
[ ... ]

> I am just concern about security matters that will produce if I will give
> the user full access on .htaccess (AllowOverride All) on their webroot?

AllowOverride All effectively allows a user who can create a .htaccess file
to access any file the Web server can read, and execute any code they would
like to as the Web server user.  From a security perspective it's equivalent
to giving the user a shell as the Web server user.  That may or may not be
consistent with your security objectives.

Hope this helps!


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