Bug 56697 - status page still shown while blocked
Summary: status page still shown while blocked
Alias: None
Product: Apache httpd-2
Classification: Unclassified
Component: mod_status (show other bugs)
Version: 2.2.25
Hardware: PC Linux
: P2 major (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Apache HTTPD Bugs Mailing List
Keywords: MassUpdate
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-07-04 08:24 UTC by JS
Modified: 2018-11-07 21:08 UTC (History)
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Description JS 2014-07-04 08:24:46 UTC
On our server we are using mod_status and mod_env to limit the access to that page.

While all traffic to the statuspage is blocked, except for the ip's whitelisted using env=OK, the page is still accessible from the internet.

The strange thing is that at the first attempt the page can be visited by a non-whitelisted ip but at a later attempt the page is blocked.  

This is the configuration

<Location /server-status>
  SetHandler server-status
  Order Deny,Allow
  Deny from all
  Allow from env=ok

We are trying to figure out what goes wrong here, the setup is two webservers (with identical configuration) behind a loadbalancer, we are sure that both servers have the same apache version and the behaviour is identical on both machines.
Comment 1 Luca Toscano 2016-07-25 06:52:26 UTC
Very late answer I know but:

1) Have you tried the same test with 2.4.x and the new Require directive scheme? 

2) What is the use case for mod_env and mod_status? I am asking to have more info not to make a judgment :)

Comment 2 William A. Rowe Jr. 2018-11-07 21:08:34 UTC
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