Re: COELACANTH: Phreak Phishing Expedition]
From: Drew Copley (dcopley_at_EEYE.COM)
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 10:45:39 -0700 To: NTBUGTRAQ@LISTSERV.NTBUGTRAQ.COM
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> From: Thor Larholm [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2004 6:10 PM
> To: Drew Copley; firstname.lastname@example.org;
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: RE: COELACANTH: Phreak Phishing Expedition]
> You can't replicate this with most other servers because the
> Host header
> is set to a non-existant site on most servers.
> Whenever IIS or Apache receives a request it will first locate the
> proper site based on the IP adress being used, after which it will
> lookup based on the Host header. In the case of e-gold, they
> have simply
> not specified a Host header for the IIS website that they configured.
> You can send a HTTP request to e-gold.com with "Host: foobar"
> and their
> site still comes up, even though you should only get their site with a
> header such as "Host: e-gold.com" or "Host: www.e-gold.com".
> HTTP 1.1 requires the use of a Host header and it is bad practice to
> accept HTTP requests without a Host header that corresponds
> to a locally
> configured site.
I use no host header and munged ones all the time, using custom
clients and servers for testing. No one has a problem with this,
not Apache, nor IIS, anyway. (I won't get on the subject of RFC
compliancy except to say it is something quite often ignored...)
I believe the bitlance solution this morning is correct. It is a magic
issue. "whatevercraphere.com.yourmagicdnssite.com" being allowed
is the problem.
Very amusing situation in an academic kind of way...
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