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From Jason Riedy <...@cise.ufl.edu>
Subject documentation/920: Advise an htaccess file in /...
Date Sat, 26 Jul 1997 00:00:03 GMT

>Number:         920
>Category:       documentation
>Synopsis:       Advise an htaccess file in /...
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    apache (Apache HTTP Project)
>State:          open
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   apache
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Jul 25 17:00:02 1997
>Originator:     ejr@cise.ufl.edu
>Organization:
apache
>Release:        25 July, 1996
>Environment:
Doesn't matter, but Solaris 2.5...
>Description:
As http://www.apache.org/docs/mod/core.html#options states that with
FollowSymLinks, the directory isn't re-written and compared.  Thus,
if a user does something like `ln -s / root' in the right place,
folks can walk the directory tree.  

This isn't a big deal for places (like us) which give CGI access, but 
your docs advise a <directory /> deny... </directory> clause already.  
The User* bit in 1.3 is a nice idea, but a single-line htaccess (deny
from all) is simpler.  And some folks here already cross-link in the 
file system, so I can't use SymLinksIfOwnerMatch.

Of course, this assumes you allow htaccess files under user directories.
>How-To-Repeat:

>Fix:
Eh, it's not a huge deal.  No response necessary, either
>Audit-Trail:
>Unformatted:



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