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From Stefan "Fröhlich" <Ste...@Froehlich.Priv.at>
Subject general/7357: URLs containing invalid paths in combination with .. are served
Date Sun, 04 Mar 2001 23:35:58 GMT

>Number:         7357
>Category:       general
>Synopsis:       URLs containing invalid paths in combination with .. are served
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    apache
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   apache
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Mar 04 15:40:01 PST 2001
>Originator:     Stefan@Froehlich.Priv.at
>Release:        1.3.17
Linux euklid 2.4.1 #4 SMP Thu Feb 1 20:24:02 CET 2001 i686 unknown
For example: the URL
provides a perfect result even though the path "moerder" is not
existant at the server. Doing this, people can a) severely skew
my statistics by introducing arbitrary keywords and b) publish
URLs on my server which sound clearly misleading.
Check the complete path for existance instead of taking the shortcut and
reducing it with the given instances of ".."
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