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Cobalt apache configuration exposes .htaccess
From: shrub () YAHOO COM (Paul Schreiber)
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2000 22:07:57 -0000


Following some discussion on the cobalt-users list, it seems
that this problem affects both the Raq2 and Raq3. It likely
affects other cobalt products, but I haven't confirmed it. I
verified this on my Raq2.

By default, raq-hosted sites expose .htaccess files to the
world.

The configuration files are located in /etc/httpd/conf/.

Fix: Add these lines to your access.conf file and restart
Apache. (This was taken from my debian install :).

# Do not allow retrieval of the override files,
# a standard security measure.
<Files .htaccess>
order allow,deny
deny from all
</Files>

Annoyingly enough, if you modify this file, Cobalt will
probably tell you your warranty is void.

Interestingly enough, the access.conf file contains the
following:

# ignore .files
#<Files "\.*">
#deny from all
#</Files>

(Note it is commented out.)

Paul


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