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Magento 1.9.2.4 - 500 internal server error on product images / media folder httaccess related

Magento 1.9.2.4 - 500 internal server error on product images / media folder httaccess related

Hi all,

 

I've updated our shop to Magento version 1.9.2.4, and the images stopped work. I tried fresh install if it wasn't caused by 

the update proccess and found that the problem persists. 

 

The cause of the problem is .httaccess in media folder, to be exact these lines:

 

Options All -Indexes
<IfModule mod_php5.c>
php_flag engine 0
</IfModule>

AddHandler cgi-script .php .pl .py .jsp .asp .htm .shtml .sh .cgi
Options -ExecCGI

 

My hosting doesn't allow these directives. Any problem that I could have by deleting these ?

Thanks in advance.

 

 

1 REPLY

Re: Magento 1.9.2.4 - 500 internal server error on product images / media folder httaccess related

These directives are there to prevent the ability to upload php files to the media folder and then executing them. One area this can be exploited is via customer file upload. Your hosting provider is not providing a secure environment.

 

Removing it just isn't a good idea and if the server can't protect itself, a hacked e-commerce site is in your future.