Bypass surfControl URL Blocking
Reported Feburary 4, 2000 by Mike C
surfControl Scout is a package designed to block access to specified URLs. However, by appending a period to the end of a URL a blocked URL may still be accessed, thereby bypassing the rules defined in the surfScout application.DEMONSTRATION If the URL http://www.some-blocked-site.com were blocked by surfScout rules then the site could be accessed be entering http://www.some-blocked-site.com. --- notice the period on the end of the URL.
VENDOR RESPONSEThe vendor has released a patch that upgrades 2.1.6.x versions to 22.214.171.124, as well as a complete version 126.96.36.199 package for download.
Discovered by Mike C