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CVE-2004-2343 Detail

Description

** DISPUTED ** Apache HTTP Server 2.0.47 and earlier allows local users to bypass .htaccess file restrictions, as specified in httpd.conf with directives such as Deny From All, by using an ErrorDocument directive. NOTE: the vendor has disputed this issue, since the .htaccess mechanism is only intended to restrict external web access, and a local user already has the privileges to perform the same operations without using ErrorDocument.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  12/31/2004

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2004-2343
Original release date:
12/31/2004
Last revised:
07/10/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.2 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
10.0
Exploitability Subscore:
3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (08/30/2006)

Red Hat does not consider this to be a security issue.

Official Statement from Apache (07/02/2008)

The .htaccess mechanism is only intended to restrict external web access, and a local user already has the privileges to perform the same operations without using ErrorDocument.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2004-02/0043.html Vendor Advisory External Source BUGTRAQ 20040131 BUG IN APACHE HTTPD SERVER (current version 2.0.47)
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2004-02/0064.html External Source BUGTRAQ 20040202 Re: BUG IN APACHE HTTPD SERVER (current version 2.0.47)
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2004-02/0120.html External Source BUGTRAQ 20040204 Re: BUG IN APACHE HTTPD SERVER (current version 2.0.47)
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/15015 External Source XF apache-httpd-bypass-restriction(15015)

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