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From Joel Roller <jrol...@mediaone.net>
Subject other/6111: ab - apache bench authorization slightly broken
Date Wed, 24 May 2000 00:06:17 GMT

>Number:         6111
>Category:       other
>Synopsis:       ab - apache bench authorization slightly broken
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    apache
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   apache
>Arrival-Date:   Tue May 23 17:10:00 PDT 2000
>Closed-Date:
>Last-Modified:
>Originator:     jroller@mediaone.net
>Release:        1.3.12
>Organization:
apache
>Environment:
Linux bunker 2.2.15 #2 Mon May 22 11:45:20 CDT 2000 i686 unknown
gcc version egcs-2.91.66 19990314/Linux (egcs-1.1.2 release)
(should be irrelevant)	
>Description:
ab sends basic authorization line as:
Authorization: basic uuuencoodeddde==
instead of the proper(?):
Authorization: Basic uuuencoodeddde==
(note the capitalization)

This causes ab with authorization to fail with any web server that 
requires strict case sensitive Authorization line. (Microsoft IIS)	
>How-To-Repeat:
Try ab on a server that requires basic authentication.  (May only fail with
Microsoft servers, others untested.)
>Fix:
Change 'basic' to 'Basic' in ab.c
>Release-Note:
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