Possible bug - needs more research

Aug 10, 2009 at 10:48 PM

I have created an automated bot to submit stories which I am using on NewsPeeps.com. I have discovered it is possible to successfully submit a story which can not be viewed.

The bot runs on the client, and thus runs through thr websites normal submit processing.

When one attempts to retrieve a page (such as /Upcomming) that has one of these "problem" stories on it the custom 404 page is returned instead.

I need to do more research to determine the exact conditions that can cause this to happen. I am sharing this at this time since this is a possible security issue in that it could be used to launch a denial of service attack.

Any help would be appreciated.