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CVE-2007-1741 Detail

Current Description

Multiple race conditions in suexec in Apache HTTP Server (httpd) 2.2.3 between directory and file validation, and their usage, allow local users to gain privileges and execute arbitrary code by renaming directories or performing symlink attacks. NOTE: the researcher, who is reliable, claims that the vendor disputes the issue because "the attacks described rely on an insecure server configuration" in which the user "has write access to the document root."

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  04/13/2007      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-1741
Original release date:
04/13/2007
Last revised:
07/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
6.2 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
10.0
Exploitability Subscore:
1.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
High
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 (04/19/2007)

These attacks are reliant on an insecure configuration of the server - that the user the server runs as has write access to the document root. The suexec security model is not intented to protect against privilege escalation in such a configuration

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://labs.idefense.com/intelligence/vulnerabilities/display.php?id=511 Vendor Advisory External Source IDEFENSE 20070411 Apache HTTPD suEXEC Multiple Vulnerabilities
http://marc.info/?l=apache-httpd-dev&m=117511568709063&w=2 Vendor Advisory External Source MLIST [apache-http-dev] 20070328 [Fwd: iDefense Final Notice [IDEF1445]]
http://marc.info/?l=apache-httpd-dev&m=117511834512138&w=2 External Source MLIST [apache-http-dev] 20070328 Re: [Fwd: iDefense Final Notice [IDEF1445]]
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/23438 External Source BID 23438
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1017904 External Source SECTRACK 1017904
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/33584 External Source XF apache-suexec-privilege-escalation(33584)

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.2.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Denotes Vulnerable Software
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