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CVE-2008-0455 Detail

Description

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the mod_negotiation module in the Apache HTTP Server 2.2.6 and earlier in the 2.2.x series, 2.0.61 and earlier in the 2.0.x series, and 1.3.39 and earlier in the 1.3.x series allows remote authenticated users to inject arbitrary web script or HTML by uploading a file with a name containing XSS sequences and a file extension, which leads to injection within a (1) "406 Not Acceptable" or (2) "300 Multiple Choices" HTTP response when the extension is omitted in a request for the file.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  01/24/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-0455
Original release date:
01/24/2008
Last revised:
08/07/2017
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 (01/25/2008)

We do not consider this issue to be security sensitive. Untrusted users should not be permitted to upload files to the directories from where they can be directly served by the web server without prior careful sanitation of both contents and filename.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1591.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2012:1591
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1592.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2012:1592
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1594.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2012:1594
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0130.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2013:0130
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200803-19.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200803-19
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/3575 External Source SREASON 3575
http://securitytracker.com/id?1019256 Exploit External Source SECTRACK 1019256
http://www.mindedsecurity.com/MSA01150108.html Exploit External Source MISC http://www.mindedsecurity.com/MSA01150108.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/486847/100/0/threaded Exploit External Source BUGTRAQ 20080122 Apache mod_negotiation Xss and Http Response Splitting
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/27409 Exploit External Source BID 27409
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/39867 External Source XF apache-modnegotiation-xss(39867)

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:1.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:1.3.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:1.3.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:1.3.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:1.3.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:1.3.14:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:1.3.17:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:1.3.18:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:1.3.19:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:1.3.20:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:1.3.22:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:1.3.23:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:1.3.24:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:1.3.25:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:1.3.26:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:1.3.27:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:1.3.28:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:1.3.29:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:1.3.31:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:1.3.32:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:1.3.33:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:1.3.34:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:1.3.35:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:1.3.36:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:1.3.37:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:1.3.39:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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:2.0.35:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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:2.0.58:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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:2.2.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.2.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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