[php-maint] Bug#674089: Bug#674089: mime-support: removed application/x-httpd-* can lead to immense security problems

Christoph Anton Mitterer calestyo at scientia.net
Wed Aug 15 23:14:58 UTC 2012

On Thu, 2012-08-16 at 00:24 +0200, Stefan Fritsch wrote:
> > Stefan, can you please elaborate on what you mean with magic MIME
> > types? (you're talking about MIME type discovery via libmagic or
> > similar? That would be not what's suggested above!)
> The mime types that are also handler names and cause mod_php to 
> execute scripts, i.e. application/x-httpd-php and application/x-httpd-
> php-source. Using these as mime types is dangerous because they may 
> also cause things named like foo.php.bar to be executed.

Well the same is (IIRC) the case when you use handlers? No?

Anyway,... the configuration snippets I proposed in #674205 are _NOT_
vulnerable to the issue you describe, even though using AddType.
btw: I've emphasised this several times already,...

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