Apache: Exposure of protected directories
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200409-33 / net=www/apache
||September 24, 2004
||December 30, 2007: 02
All supported architectures
A bug in the way Apache handles the Satisfy directive can lead to the
exposure of protected directories to unauthorized users.
The Apache HTTP server is one of most popular web servers on the Internet.
A bug in the way Apache handles the Satisfy directive, which is used to
require that certain conditions (client host, client authentication, etc)
be met before access to a certain directory is granted, could allow the
exposure of protected directories to unauthorized clients.
Directories containing protected data could be exposed to all visitors to
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Apache users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=www-servers/apache-2.0.51-r1"
# emerge ">=www-servers/apache-2.0.51-r1"