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From Wolf-Dietrich Moeller <wolf-dietrich.moel...@mchp.siemens.de>
Subject general/7206: <Files> and <FilesMatch> section finds additional wrong match
Date Tue, 06 Feb 2001 17:34:33 GMT

>Number:         7206
>Category:       general
>Synopsis:       <Files> and <FilesMatch> section finds additional wrong match
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    apache
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   apache
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Feb 06 09:40:02 PST 2001
>Originator:     wolf-dietrich.moeller@mchp.siemens.de
>Release:        Apache/1.3.17 (Unix)
Apache/1.3.17 (Unix) FrontPage/ mod_ssl/2.8.0 OpenSSL/0.9.6
running on free bsd
(more information, if necessary, only available after longer enquiry, as I am not the server
Example: Having the following section in the File "/css/.htaccess":
<Files css>
ErrorDocument 403 /cgi-bin/printenv
deny from all
produces matches for file "/css/" (i.e. the empty directory call, match not expected) and
"/css/css" (as expected).
Same behaviour occurs for a <FilesMatch "^css$">-section.

Relevant Environment-Variables in the Perl-Script printenv were for file /css/:
REDIRECT_ERROR_NOTES = client denied by server configuration: /usr/local/www/xyz/css
and for file "/css/css":
REDIRECT_URL = /css/css
REQUEST_URI = /css/css
REDIRECT_ERROR_NOTES = client denied by server configuration: /usr/local/www/xyz/css/css

Notice the inconsistency: The REDIRECT_URL reproduces the URL in both cases correctly, but
the REDIRECT_ERROR_NOTES-variable misses the trailing "/" in the first case. Might this be
a reason or at least a hint for the misbehaviour of the match-rule?

Perhaps this bug was introduced since Apache/1.3.14, as the similar message in our old configuration
REDIRECT_ERROR_NOTES = Directory index forbidden by rule: /usr/local/www/xyz/css/
with the trailing "/".
I cannot verify, if the behaviour of 1.3.14 for the match was correct, as our server admin
has now introduced the new version 1.3.17.
public URL not available (Intranet server)
No - no internal knowledge of Apache
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