Huge Security Issue For Apache Mod_Rewrite Patch Your Servers Now

by Jeremy Schoemaker on July 28, 2006 · 8 comments

For many people doing SEO mod_rewrite has been a god send.

But now there is a ZERO DAY exploit for apache that lets h4x0rs take over your server. Upgrade now.

I will post some nasty examples once redhat, debian and other distro providers post there fixes.

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1 Scott Johnson

Here’s a better link:

2 Art

Wow, thanks for the heads up, I never would’ve known if I didn’t check here.

3 Wealthy Webmaster

Ah great, now I need to update my servers.. I still love mod_rewrite though, it rocks! Thanks for posting this, otherwise I would’ve missed it.

4 Publishers Weblog

dayum. Will do thanks a lot.

5 Uzair

Damn What was that.

6 Uzair

Now that you know, what are you going to do next. Let me know.

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