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CVE-2007-6420 Detail

Current Description

Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in the balancer-manager in mod_proxy_balancer for Apache HTTP Server 2.2.x allows remote attackers to gain privileges via unspecified vectors.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  01/11/2008      View Analysis Description

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
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(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (legend)
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Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized modification

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Mandriva (03/12/2008)

Mandriva ships mod_proxy_balancer but will not be issuing updates to correct this flaw as the security risk is quite low due to the fact that is not enabled by default, the at-risk user would have to be authenticated, and successful exploitation would be limited to a denial of service on the web server.

Official Statement from Apache (07/02/2008)

Fixed in Apache HTTP Server 2.2.9.

Official Statement from Red Hat (01/24/2008)

mod_proxy_balancer is shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Application Stack v2. We do not plan on correcting this issue as it poses a very low security risk: The balancer manager is not enabled by default, the user targeted by the CSRF would need to be authenticated, and the consequences of an exploit would be limited to a web server denial of service.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2008-10-09 External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:024 External Source HP HPSBUX02401 External Source GENTOO GLSA-200807-06 External Source SREASON 3523 External Source CONFIRM External Source REDHAT RHSA-2008:0966 Patch External Source BUGTRAQ 20080110 SecurityReason - Apache2 CSRF, XSS, Memory Corruption and Denial of Service Vulnerability External Source BUGTRAQ 20080729 rPSA-2008-0236-1 httpd mod_ssl Patch External Source BID 27236 External Source BID 31681 External Source UBUNTU USN-731-1 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-2780 External Source VUPEN ADV-2009-0320 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8371

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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) (CWE-352)

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