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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-2168

Original release date: 05/13/2008
Last revised: 03/07/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Apache 2.2.6 and earlier allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via UTF-7 encoded URLs that are not properly handled when displaying the 403 Forbidden error page.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Apache (05/14/2008)
The Apache security team state that this issue is due to web browsers that are violating RFC2616 and is not a flaw in the Apache HTTPD Server.
Official Statement from Red Hat (05/14/2008)
This is actually a flaw in browsers that do not derive the response character set as required by RFC 2616. This does not affect the default configuration of Apache httpd in Red Hat products and will only affect customers who have removed the "AddDefaultCharset" directive. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2008-2168

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External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080510 Re: Re: Apache Server HTML Injection and UTF-7 XSS Vulnerability
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBUX02431
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080508 Apache Server HTML Injection and UTF-7 XSS Vulnerability
External Source: HP
Name: SSRT090192
External Source: XF
Name: apache-403-xss(42303)
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBUX02365
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080512 Re: Re: Re: Apache Server HTML Injection and UTF-7 XSS Vulnerability
External Source: BID
Name: 29112
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5143
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBUX02465
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-731-1
External Source: HP
Name: SSRT080118
External Source: HP
Name: SSRT090085
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 35650
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080510 Re: Apache Server HTML Injection and UTF-7 XSS Vulnerability
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 34219
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31651
External Source: SREASON
Name: 3889

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5143
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

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* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.0
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.0.28
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.0.28:beta
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.0.32
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.0.32:beta
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.0.34:beta
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.0.35
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.0.36
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.0.37
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.0.38
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.0.39
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.0.40
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.0.41
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.0.42
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.0.43
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.0.44
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.0.45
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.0.46
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.0.47
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.0.48
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.0.49
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.0.50
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.0.51
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.0.52
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.0.53
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.0.54
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.0.55
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.0.56
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.0.57
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.0.58
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.0.59
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.0.60
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.0.61
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.0.9
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.1
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.1.1
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.1.2
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.1.3
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.1.4
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.1.5
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.1.6
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.1.7
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.1.8
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.2
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.2.1
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.2.2
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.2.3
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.2.4
* cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.2.5
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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) (CWE-79)