Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 230953
special handling is being done on files based substrings of their actual names
Last modified: 2008-05-06 15:18:58 EDT
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 2.2.3
How reproducible: always
Description of problem:
Files are not treated correctly when the url is a substring of their actual
name. It is seen in two distinct places. The first is that a file ending in
'.html' or '.php' may be accessed even when the extension is not present:
Steps to Reproduce:
1. in a web accessible directory 'echo test > file.test.html'
2. from a browser, access 'file.test'
3. note that the file opens
The file is served even though no file of that name exists on the server.
Additionally that special filename does not get modified by mod_rewrite.
A 404, since the file doesn't exist.
Another, likely related, problem exists as well:
Steps to Reproduce:
1. in a web accessible directory 'echo test > file.html.test'
2. in the same directory, 'echo "RewriteEngine on" >> .htaccess'
3. next, 'echo "RewriteRule ^file.html$ http://google.com [R,L]" >> .htaccess'
4. access 'file.html' from a browser
5. note that no redirect occurred
mod_rewrite is passed over and the url 'file.html' is not redirected. A 404 is
returned instead. If 'touch file.html' is done in the directory, the redirect
will occur as expected. Similarly, if file.html is not created and
'file.html.test' is removed, the redirect will work.
The url should redirect when file.html.test exists. This behavior has been
tested under OSX and Debian, and does not exist there.
This is expected behaviour iff MultiViews was enabled for the directory.
MultiViews is not enabled by default for /var/www/html - have you turned it on?
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