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From Jerrad Pierce <belg4...@mit.edu>
Subject mod_alias/8873: ScriptAlias forcs unexpected behavior
Date Tue, 27 Nov 2001 14:48:08 GMT

>Number:         8873
>Category:       mod_alias
>Synopsis:       ScriptAlias forcs unexpected behavior
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    apache
>State:          open
>Quarter:        
>Keywords:       
>Date-Required:
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   apache
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Nov 27 06:50:00 PST 2001
>Closed-Date:
>Last-Modified:
>Originator:     belg4mit@mit.edu
>Release:        1.3.22
>Organization:
apache
>Environment:
Linux dirty-bastard.pthbb.org 2.2.20 #1 Mon Nov 19 23:09:19 EDT 2001 i586 unknown
>Description:
With the following setup index.cgi is not
presented but a 403 with
  attempt to invoke direct ory as script: /var/www/cgi-bin
in the error_log.

  DirectoryIndex index.html index.cgi
  ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /home/net/httpd/cgi-bin/
  <Directory /home/net/httpd/cgi-bin>
    AllowOverride None
    Options ExecCGI
  </Directory>

However with this (s/Script//m) the desired
behavior is acheived. It is not-obvious that
this seemingly inconsequential change is
critical for this. The documentation infers
that ScriptAlias = Alias + an otherwise empty
Directory directive with Options ExecCGI.

  DirectoryIndex index.html index.cgi
  Alias /cgi-bin/ /home/net/httpd/cgi-bin/
  <Directory /home/net/httpd/cgi-bin>
    AllowOverride None
    Options ExecCGI
  </Directory>
>How-To-Repeat:
See Full Description.
>Fix:
Fix mod_alias or change the documentation.
>Release-Note:
>Audit-Trail:
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