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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

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-6420
Original release date:
01/11/2008
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 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. http://httpd.apache.org/security/vulnerabilities_22.html

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
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2008/Oct/msg00001.html External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2008-10-09
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-11/msg00000.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:024
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=123376588623823&w=2 External Source HP HPSBUX02401
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200807-06.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200807-06
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/3523 External Source SREASON 3523
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3216 External Source CONFIRM http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3216
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0966.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2008:0966
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/486169/100/0/threaded Patch External Source BUGTRAQ 20080110 SecurityReason - Apache2 CSRF, XSS, Memory Corruption and Denial of Service Vulnerability
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/494858/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20080729 rPSA-2008-0236-1 httpd mod_ssl
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/27236 Patch External Source BID 27236
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31681 External Source BID 31681
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-731-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-731-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2780 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-2780
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/0320 External Source VUPEN ADV-2009-0320
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A8371 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8371

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8371
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8371

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

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

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