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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
Description Last Modified:  09/13/2007

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
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.

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=186219
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01539432
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2008//May/msg00001.html
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=124654546101607&w=2
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=125631037611762&w=2
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200711-06.xml
http://securityreason.com/achievement_securityalert/46
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/3113
http://securitytracker.com/id?1019194
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2008-032.htm
http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/CHANGES_2.2.6
http://www.fujitsu.com/global/support/software/security/products-f/interstage-200807e.html
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:014
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_61_apache2.html
http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2007-September/msg00320.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0911.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0004.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0005.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0006.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0008.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0261.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/479237/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/25653 Patch
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-575-1
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA08-150A.html US Government Resource
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1697
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/36586
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10929
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A6089
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2007-September/msg00353.html

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
OR
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-4465
NVD Published Date:
09/13/2007
NVD Last Modified:
09/28/2017