Mod_security rule exceptions

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Xru
2012-09-25
2013-06-12
  • Xru
    Xru
    2012-09-25

    Hi dear forum participants,

    I have an issue adding rule exception to mod_security configuration files. Exception should bypass DEFINED rule-id for DEFINED ARGUMENT, when the DEFINED ARGUMENT(php variable in the request) equals SPECIFIC VALUE
    Example: www.somedomain.com/index.php?VARIABLE=VALUE

    Here is the resulting rule after documentation reveiw:

    SecRule ARGS_NAMES:VARIABLE "@eq VALUE" "phase:1,t:none,nolog,pass,ctl:ruleUpdateTargetById=981173;!ARGS:VARIABLE"

    When I add the string to the mod_security 15 config file,
    apache won't start.

    What could be the cause?