Feature Request: New option "x-send-file-docroot"
<?php $file = "/etc/passwd"; header("Content-Type: text/plain"); header("X-LIGHTTPD-send-file: ".$file); flush(); exit(); ?>
Do i need more explanation ?
"allow-x-send-file" => "enable" is a very good feature, but its a little bit too powerful. So, it would be nice to restrict this function to a separate doc-root (or the same as the doc-root of the specific vhosts)
P.S: Excuse my english, i am german (nobody is perfect ;))
Updated by darix almost 15 years ago
/etc/passwd is more or less not critical. at least on linux. /etc/shadow is more critical. but that should be root only. whoever runs his webserver as root should be shot in the first place.
anyway.... x-sendfile has other problems. what if the user creates a php script that symlinks /etc/shadow into his docroot?
i personally would say: only enable x-sendfile for trusted scripts. on mass hosting environments i would leave it off. And i really wonder if a check like that would put us on the same road as php's open_basedir.
jan do we want that? at the first sight, the code for that looks trivial.
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