Looks like I have this in the main config of my linux boxes.

<FilesMatch "^\.ht">
Require all denied
</FilesMatch>

I just added it to the top of my http.conf and restarted and it is locked down now.

This blocks anything starting with .ht, but you really shouldn't have anything else.



Kevin Bucknum
Senior Programmer Analyst
MEDDATA/MEDTRON
Tel: 985-893-2550

-----Original Message-----
From: WEB400 [mailto:web400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Pete
Helgren
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 10:42 AM
To: Web Enabling the IBM i (AS/400 and iSeries)
Subject: Re: [WEB400] .htaccess, CVE-2000-0234 and Zend

I haven't seen this on my own servers. Maybe this could help:
https://htaccessbook.com/protect-htaccess-files/

Not sure why your .htaccess files would be "readable"...seems unusual to
me

Pete Helgren
www.petesworkshop.com
GIAC Secure Software Programmer-Java
Twitter - Sys_i_Geek IBM_i_Geek

On 8/22/2018 7:46 AM, Rob Berendt wrote:
We recently installed Zend on a system. Since then we are getting
dinged on a Qualys security scan.
THREAT:
.htaccess contains authentication information.
IMPACT:
Unauthorized users can gather authentication information from this file.
SOLUTION:
Change the Apache configuration so the .htaccess file cannot be
accessed via the Internet.
EXPLOITABILITY:
The Exploit-DB
Reference: CVE-2000-0234
Description: Cobalt RaQ 2.0/3.0 - Apache .htaccess Disclosure - The
Exploit-DB Ref : 19828
Link: http://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/19828
RESULTS:
GET /.htaccess HTTP/1.1
Host: 10.10.6.129:10081
Connection: Keep-Alive

I see .htaccess in two directories:
/usr/local/zendphp7/5250/Emulator/html
usr/local/zendphp7/gui/public

How does one: "Change the Apache configuration so the .htaccess file
cannot be accessed via the Internet."?

I tried googling that but all I found were descriptions of the
benefits and risks of using .htaccess file.
The first google hit should have been the "end all, be all" as it was
a qualys hit:
https://community.qualys.com/thread/17767-how-to-configure-apache-
so-t
hat-the-htaccess-file-cannot-be-accessed-via-the-internet#comment-3886
4 However I could not find the answer in the link offered. Then
again, it may have shot right over my head since I'm not even up to
the beginner level in apache configuration.

Rob Berendt

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