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Apache on Red Hat Linux with with the UserDir directive enabled generates different error codes when a username exists and there is no public_html directory and when the username does not exist, which could allow remote attackers to determine valid usernames on the server.
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Date Entry Created
20020131 Disclaimer: The entry creation date may reflect when the CVE-ID was allocated or reserved, and does not necessarily indicate when this vulnerability was discovered, shared with the affected vendor, publicly disclosed, or updated in CVE.
Phase (Legacy)
Proposed (20020131)
Votes (Legacy)
ACCEPT(3) Cole, Frech, Green
MODIFY(2) Cox, Foat
Comments (Legacy)
 CHANGE> [Foat changed vote from REVIEWING to MODIFY]
 Foat> This is only true if "indexes" are NOT enabled and the
   "public_html" directory exists for the user.
 Cox> The description says "Apache on Red Hat Linux".  This issue
   affects all versions of Apache that have UserDir enabled, not just
   Linux or RHL.  In Red Hat Linux we enable UserDir by default, but so
   do other distributions.

Proposed (Legacy)
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