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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      Last Modified:  12/03/2007

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-6203
Original release date:
12/03/2007
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 (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.

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.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307562 External Source CONFIRM http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307562
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2008/Mar/msg00001.html External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2008-03-18
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-04/msg00004.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:021
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=125631037611762&w=2 External Source HP HPSBUX02465
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=129190899612998&w=2 External Source HP HPSBUX02612
http://procheckup.com/Vulnerability_PR07-37.php Exploit External Source MISC http://procheckup.com/Vulnerability_PR07-37.php
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200803-19.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200803-19
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/3411 External Source SREASON 3411
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.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/484410/100/0/threaded Exploit External Source BUGTRAQ 20071130 PR07-37: XSS on Apache HTTP Server 413 error pages via malformed HTTP method
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/26663 Exploit External Source BID 26663
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1019030 External Source SECTRACK 1019030
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-731-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-731-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/4060 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-4060
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/4301 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-4301
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/0924/references External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-0924
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1623/references External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-1623
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1875/references External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-1875
http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg1PK57952 External Source AIXAPAR PK57952
http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24019245 External Source AIXAPAR PK65782
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/38800 External Source XF apache-413error-xss(38800)
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A12166 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12166

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)

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