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CVE-2007-4465 Detail

Description

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in mod_autoindex.c in the Apache HTTP Server before 2.2.6, when the charset on a server-generated page is not defined, allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the P parameter using the UTF-7 charset. NOTE: it could be argued that this issue is due to a design limitation of browsers that attempt to perform automatic content type detection.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  09/13/2007

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-4465
Original release date:
09/13/2007
Last revised:
09/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.3 MEDIUM
Vector:
(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 Red Hat (09/18/2007)

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 and are using directory indexes. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2007-4465

Official Statement from Apache (09/14/2007)

The Apache security team believe that this issue is due to web browsers that are violating RFC2616. However, Apache 2.2.6 and 2.0.61 add a workaround for such browsers by adding Type and Charset options to IndexOptions directive. This allows a site administrator to explicitly set the content-type and charset of the generated directory index page.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=186219 External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=186219
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01539432 External Source HP SSRT080118
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2008//May/msg00001.html External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2008-05-28
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=124654546101607&w=2 External Source HP HPSBUX02431
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=125631037611762&w=2 External Source HP HPSBUX02465
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200711-06.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200711-06
http://securityreason.com/achievement_securityalert/46 External Source SREASONRES 20070912 Apache2 Undefined Charset UTF-7 XSS Vulnerability
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/3113 External Source SREASON 3113
http://securitytracker.com/id?1019194 External Source SECTRACK 1019194
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2008-032.htm External Source CONFIRM http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2008-032.htm
http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/CHANGES_2.2.6 External Source CONFIRM http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/CHANGES_2.2.6
http://www.fujitsu.com/global/support/software/security/products-f/interstage-200807e.html External Source CONFIRM http://www.fujitsu.com/global/support/software/security/products-f/interstage-200807e.html
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:014 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:014
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_61_apache2.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2007:061
http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2007-September/msg00320.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2007-2214
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0911.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2007:0911
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0004.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2008:0004
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0005.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2008:0005
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0006.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2008:0006
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0008.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2008:0008
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0261.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2008:0261
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/479237/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20070912 Apache2 Undefined Charset UTF-7 XSS Vulnerability
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/25653 Patch External Source BID 25653
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-575-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-575-1
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA08-150A.html US Government Resource External Source CERT TA08-150A
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1697 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-1697
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/36586 External Source XF apache-utf7-xss(36586)
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10929 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10929
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A6089 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6089
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2007-September/msg00353.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2007-707

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10929
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10929
Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6089
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6089

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) (CWE-79)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
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cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.0.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.0.28:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.0.28:beta:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.0.32:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.0.32:beta:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.0.34:beta:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.0.35:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.0.36:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.0.37:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.0.38:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.0.39:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.0.40:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.0.41:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.0.42:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.0.43:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.0.44:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.0.45:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.0.46:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.0.47:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.0.48:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.0.49:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.0.50:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.0.51:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.0.52:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.0.53:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.0.54:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.0.55:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.0.56:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.0.57:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.0.58:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.0.59:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.0.60:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.0.61:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.1.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.1.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.1.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.1.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.1.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.1.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.1.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.1.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.2.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.2.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.2.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.2.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.2.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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