HTTP PUT method allows clients to upload files to a Web server

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PUT is an HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) method, like GET or POST, defined in RFC 1945. This method allows a client to submit data to be saved on the Web server as the file name specified by the URI, or to update a file on the Web server with new data.


File Manipulation


A properly configured Web server should not allow a remote client to overwrite arbitrary files using the PUT method. If this feature is not used, it is recommended that it be disabled.


Platforms Affected:

  • Apple Mac OS
  • Cisco IOS
  • Compaq Tru64
  • Data General DG/UX
  • HP HP-UX
  • IBM OS2
  • IETF HTTP/1.1
  • Linux Kernel
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows 8
  • Microsoft Windows 95
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows 98SE
  • Microsoft Windows Me
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Novell NetWare
  • SCO SCO Unix
  • Sun Solaris
  • Wind River BSDOS


Apr 12, 2000

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