Mod-rewrite security risk

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Hi everyone

Saw a thread post from shoemoney today. I do not use PHP so this is purely aimed at people making use of apache hosting should read this as upgrading your servers is a of a high priority in my view.

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Users who do not use, or have not enabled, the Rewrite module mod_rewrite are not affected by this issue. This issue only affects installations using a Rewrite rule with the following characteristics:
  • The RewriteRule allows the attacker to control the initial part of the rewritten URL (for example if the substitution URL starts with $1)
  • The RewriteRule flags do NOT include any of the following flags: Forbidden (F), Gone (G), or NoEscape (NE).
 
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