Feeds

Apache developers scramble to fix proxy flaw

Admins, nail down your systems

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Apache developers are working on a fix of a flaw in its web server software that creates a possible mechanism to access internal systems.

The zero-day vulnerability only rears its ugly head if reverse proxy rules are configured incorrectly and is far from easy to exploit ... but it is nonetheless nasty. A possible patch for the vulnerability was suggested by an Apache developer from Red Hat on Wednesday but has yet to be fully tested. In the meantime, web admins would be well advised to nail down their systems.

The as-yet-unpatched bug was discovered by Prutha Parikh, a security researcher at Qualys, who came across it while in the process of researching another reverse proxy issue.

Parikh has published a detailed explanation of the flaw – alongside proof of concept code – in a post on the Qualys blog here. ®

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.