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Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2004 22:46:30 +0100
From: André Malo <>
Subject: Re: Apache Http Server Reveals Script Source Code to Remote Users
 And    Any Users Can Access The Forbidden Directory ("/WEB-INF/")

* "Oliver Schneider" <> wrote:

> > Right. On Unix "WEB-INF" and "WEB-INF.." are two different, legal file
> > names. On Windows, trailing dots seem to be ignored, so "WEB-INF" and
> > "WEB-INF.." are just two names for the same file. This also works if the
> > filename already has an extension, so for example "foo.html" and
> > "foo.html....." are the same file, too. I wonder whether that can be
> > exploited, too: Get the contents of a CGI script by requesting
> > "foo.cgi."?
> I checked it on our Windows 2000 Server running Apache 2.0.48, it didn't
> work for the .pl-scripts.
> I.e. "" instead of "" gave the output of the actual
> script.

In fact, I could not find any situation running pure apache where it occurs.
So I suspect the problem occurs only with the foreign resin handler which
seems to do its own mapping :-(


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