[Bug 188410] Review Request: phpBB

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Summary: Review Request: phpBB


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------- Additional Comments From wtogami at redhat.com  2006-04-09 15:44 EST -------
> Secondly, it complains that there is an htaccess file in the distribution:
>   E: phpBB htaccess-file /var/www/phpBB2/cache/.htaccess
> This is where phpBB stores it cache data, and this .htaccess file explicitly
> disallows any direct requests for those files. Thus, this seems reasonable 
> ignore, also.

By default httpd.conf doesn't allow htaccess overrides, so the effectiveness of
this .htaccess is not great.  I am pretty sure this directory doesn't need to be
in a web accessible directory at all.  You could patch the default directory so
that it uses someplace like /var/cache/phpbb instead (not sure, I haven't tested

About PHPBB security, it is actively maintained, but has a long history of
repeated security holes.  I've seen many Linux servers become compromised by
script kiddies due to past PHPBB holes.  If PHPBB gets into Fedora, the
maintainer(s) *MUST* be vigilant in updating the package quickly when upstream
makes a new release.

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