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Steps to reproduce/what were you doing before it happened?

Create image file locally with name starting with a dot and upload it as avatar

 

What happened?

Avatar uploaded but nginx returns 403 if one tries to view it.

 

What did you expect to happen?

200 

 

Link to a page where it happened, if applicable: 

https://linustechtips.com/main/uploads/monthly_2020_10/..png.02833d20ab0debf8feedf769e7c54976.png

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If it's a cloudflare error, what was the ray ID from the bottom of the error page? 

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12 minutes ago, pd. said:

 

Why exactly would you want it to work ?
Even if it did.. that's just bad practice lol

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12 minutes ago, givingtnt said:

that's just bad practice

Exactly, I do not see a reason to save original filename of uploaded file especially when you already take 

md5( mt_rand() )

for it. 

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Surely your solution is to give it a filename, even if it's just a letter or number.

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We block files starting with a ., and the forum software tries to retain the original name to make the URLs somewhat identifiable. It is an oversight that they would come into conflict, but the solution here for now is to rename your image to something other than ..png, and I don't know that it necessarily justifies work to fix it.

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