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Vulnerability Score 5.0 5.0
CVE Id CVE-2001-1072
Last Modified 05 Sep 2008 04:25:37
Published 31 Aug 2001 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact NONE NONE
Integrity Impact NONE NONE
Availability Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Access Vector NETWORK
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE



Apache with mod_rewrite enabled on most UNIX systems allows remote attackers to bypass RewriteRules by inserting extra / (slash) characters into the requested path, which causes the regular expression in the RewriteRule to fail.

Vulnerable Systems


  • Apache Http Server 1.3.14

  • Apache Http Server 1.3.17

  • Apache Http Server 1.3.19


BID - 3176

BUGTRAQ - 20010812 Are your mod_rewrite rules doing what you expect?

XF - apache-rewrite-bypass-directives(8633)


Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:36:30