BPS htaccess file blocking mobile rest calls to php page

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  • #39322
    AF
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    Hi,
    The htaccess file won’t allow REST calls from my mobile app to reach a php file I have on Godaddy. I’m guessing it blocks it via user_agent settings but not sure. I was hoping someone can help me you to allow mobile apps (REST calls) reach my php pages. I’m getting a 403 error when .htaccess is active. I get to the php page appropriately when .htaccess is not active.

    I’m using Flutter to build the app. So the user_agent is ‘Dart’ (assuming this has any bearing on the solution).

    Thanks in advance.

    #39323
    AITpro Admin
    Keymaster

    Check your BPS Security Log and post any/all Security Log entries that show what is being blocked in your REST calls so I can take a look at them and provide a fix.

    #39324
    AF
    Participant

    Thanks for the quick reply. Log entry pertaining to the last rest call made to ./stats/trc.php file is below.

    The REQUEST_URI looks funny. The call is suppose to provide a guid, e.g., trc.php?guid=b8fb9664-f52d-11ea-adc1-0242ac120002.

    [403 GET Request: September 17, 2020 - 12:27 pm]
    BPS: 4.2
    WP: 4.9.8
    Event Code: BFHS - Blocked/Forbidden Hacker or Spammer
    Solution: N/A - Hacker/Spammer Blocked/Forbidden
    REMOTE_ADDR: GDPR Compliance On
    Host Name: cpe-74-79-64-41.twcny.res.rr.com
    SERVER_PROTOCOL: HTTP/1.1
    HTTP_CLIENT_IP: GDPR Compliance On
    HTTP_FORWARDED: GDPR Compliance On
    HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR: GDPR Compliance On
    HTTP_X_CLUSTER_CLIENT_IP: GDPR Compliance On
    REQUEST_METHOD: GET
    HTTP_REFERER:
    REQUEST_URI: /stats/trc.php?guid=Instance%20of%20\'Future%3CString%3E\'
    QUERY_STRING: guid=Instance%20of%20\'Future%3CString%3E\'
    HTTP_USER_AGENT: Dart/2.8 (dart:io)
    #39325
    AITpro Admin
    Keymaster

    There are several code characters in the Query String that are being blocked. You can either create a RewriteRule bypass for your /stats/ folder or you can allow those code characters in Query Strings.

    See this forum topic for how to create a RewriteRule bypass for your /stats/ folder > https://forum.ait-pro.com/forums/topic/htaccess-files-for-multiple-website-domains/

    To allow those code characters in Query Strings (<, > and ‘) do the steps below.

    1.  Copy the modified BPS Query String code below into this BPS Root Custom Code text box:  12. CUSTOM CODE BPSQSE BPS QUERY STRING EXPLOITS
    2.  Click the Save Root Custom Code button.
    3.  Go to the BPS Setup Wizard page and run the Setup Wizard again.

    # BEGIN BPSQSE BPS QUERY STRING EXPLOITS
    # The libwww-perl User Agent is forbidden - Many bad bots use libwww-perl modules, but some good bots use it too.
    # Good sites such as W3C use it for their W3C-LinkChecker.
    # Use BPS Custom Code to add or remove user agents temporarily or permanently from the
    # User Agent filters directly below or to modify/edit/change any of the other security code rules below.
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} (havij|libwww-perl|wget|python|nikto|curl|scan|java|winhttp|clshttp|loader) [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} (%0A|%0D|%27|%3C|%3E|%00) [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} (;|<|>|'|"|\)|\(|%0A|%0D|%22|%27|%28|%3C|%3E|%00).*(libwww-perl|wget|python|nikto|curl|scan|java|winhttp|HTTrack|clshttp|archiver|loader|email|harvest|extract|grab|miner) [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{THE_REQUEST} (\?|\*|%2a)+(%20+|\\s+|%20+\\s+|\\s+%20+|\\s+%20+\\s+)(http|https)(:/|/) [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{THE_REQUEST} etc/passwd [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{THE_REQUEST} cgi-bin [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{THE_REQUEST} (%0A|%0D|\\r|\\n) [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} owssvr\.dll [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} (%0A|%0D|%27|%3C|%3E|%00) [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} \.opendirviewer\. [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} users\.skynet\.be.* [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} [a-zA-Z0-9_]=(http|https):// [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} [a-zA-Z0-9_]=(\.\.//?)+ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} [a-zA-Z0-9_]=/([a-z0-9_.]//?)+ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} \=PHP[0-9a-f]{8}-[0-9a-f]{4}-[0-9a-f]{4}-[0-9a-f]{4}-[0-9a-f]{12} [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (\.\./|%2e%2e%2f|%2e%2e/|\.\.%2f|%2e\.%2f|%2e\./|\.%2e%2f|\.%2e/) [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ftp\: [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (http|https)\: [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} \=\|w\| [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^(.*)/self/(.*)$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^(.*)cPath=(http|https)://(.*)$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (\<|%3C).*script.*(\>|%3E) [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (<|%3C)([^s]*s)+cript.*(>|%3E) [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (\<|%3C).*embed.*(\>|%3E) [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (<|%3C)([^e]*e)+mbed.*(>|%3E) [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (\<|%3C).*object.*(\>|%3E) [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (<|%3C)([^o]*o)+bject.*(>|%3E) [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (\<|%3C).*iframe.*(\>|%3E) [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (<|%3C)([^i]*i)+frame.*(>|%3E) [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} base64_encode.*\(.*\) [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} base64_(en|de)code[^(]*\([^)]*\) [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} GLOBALS(=|\[|\%[0-9A-Z]{0,2}) [OR]
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} _REQUEST(=|\[|\%[0-9A-Z]{0,2}) [OR]
    #RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^.*(\(|\)|<|>|%3c|%3e).* [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^.*(\x00|\x04|\x08|\x0d|\x1b|\x20|\x3c|\x3e|\x7f).* [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (NULL|OUTFILE|LOAD_FILE) [OR]
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (\.{1,}/)+(motd|etc|bin) [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (localhost|loopback|127\.0\.0\.1) [NC,OR]
    #RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (<|>|'|%0A|%0D|%27|%3C|%3E|%00) [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} concat[^\(]*\( [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} union([^s]*s)+elect [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} union([^a]*a)+ll([^s]*s)+elect [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} \-[sdcr].*(allow_url_include|allow_url_fopen|safe_mode|disable_functions|auto_prepend_file) [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (;|<|>|'|"|\)|%0A|%0D|%22|%27|%3C|%3E|%00).*(/\*|union|select|insert|drop|delete|update|cast|create|char|convert|alter|declare|order|script|set|md5|benchmark|encode) [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (sp_executesql) [NC]
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ - [F]
    # END BPSQSE BPS QUERY STRING EXPLOITS
    #39326
    AF
    Participant

    Hi,

    Those special characters weren’t suppose to be there. My assumptions of being blocked by USER_AGENT rules where not correct. I fixed the bug in my app and the app can now hit the php page no problem. No htaccess changes were required.

    Thanks for the prompt replies!!
    Andy

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