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CVE-2007-6203 Detail

Description

Apache HTTP Server 2.0.x and 2.2.x does not sanitize the HTTP Method specifier header from an HTTP request when it is reflected back in a "413 Request Entity Too Large" error message, which might allow cross-site scripting (XSS) style attacks using web client components that can send arbitrary headers in requests, as demonstrated via an HTTP request containing an invalid Content-length value, a similar issue to CVE-2006-3918.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  12/03/2007

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 Apache (06/09/2008)

The Apache Software Foundation security team does not consider this issue to be a security vulnerability. In order to exploit this for cross-site scripting, the attacker would have to get the victim to supply an arbitrary malformed HTTP method to a target site.

Official Statement from Red Hat (12/06/2007)

Red Hat does not consider this issue to be a vulnerability. In order to exploit this for cross-site scripting, the attacker would have to get the victim to supply an arbitrary malformed HTTP method to a target site.

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307562
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2008/Mar/msg00001.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-04/msg00004.html
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=125631037611762&w=2
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=129190899612998&w=2
http://procheckup.com/Vulnerability_PR07-37.php Exploit
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200803-19.xml
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/3411
http://www.fujitsu.com/global/support/software/security/products-f/interstage-200807e.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/484410/100/0/threaded Exploit
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/26663 Exploit
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1019030
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-731-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/4060
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/4301
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/0924/references
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1623/references
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1875/references
http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg1PK57952
http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24019245
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/38800
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A12166

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12166
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12166

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

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

Change History

3 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-6203
NVD Published Date:
12/03/2007
NVD Last Modified:
09/28/2017