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Preventing Web Attacks with Apache by Ryan C. Barnett

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11. Putting It All Together

At this point, you have gained the knowledge necessary to identify web attacks from log files and to implement corresponding security filters within Apache. So, are you ready to use these skills for real in your own environment? Let me present one last practical scenario that you will inevitably encounter that will allow you to demonstrate this new skill set.

Remember the Oracle vulnerability alert announcement from Chapter 1, “Web Insecurity Contributing Factors”? Let’s use this vulnerability alert scenario and show how you can now respond with your newly acquired Apache defensive skills. The goal is to successfully go from receiving a vulnerability email to implementing an effective Apache countermeasure. Please ...

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