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CVE-2008-2168 Detail

Current Description

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Apache 2.2.6 and earlier allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via UTF-7 encoded URLs that are not properly handled when displaying the 403 Forbidden error page.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  05/13/2008      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-2168
Original release date:
05/13/2008
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 Apache (05/14/2008)

The Apache security team state that this issue is due to web browsers that are violating RFC2616 and is not a flaw in the Apache HTTPD Server.

Official Statement from Red Hat (05/14/2008)

This is actually a flaw in browsers that do not derive the response character set as required by RFC 2616. This does not affect the default configuration of Apache httpd in Red Hat products and will only affect customers who have removed the "AddDefaultCharset" directive. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2008-2168

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01539432 External Source HP HPSBUX02365
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=124654546101607&w=2 External Source HP SSRT090085
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=125631037611762&w=2 External Source HP SSRT090192
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/3889 External Source SREASON 3889
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/491862/100/0/threaded Exploit External Source BUGTRAQ 20080508 Apache Server HTML Injection and UTF-7 XSS Vulnerability
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/491901/100/0/threaded Exploit External Source BUGTRAQ 20080510 Re: Apache Server HTML Injection and UTF-7 XSS Vulnerability
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/491930/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20080510 Re: Re: Apache Server HTML Injection and UTF-7 XSS Vulnerability
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/491967/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20080512 Re: Re: Re: Apache Server HTML Injection and UTF-7 XSS Vulnerability
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/29112 Exploit External Source BID 29112
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-731-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-731-1
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/42303 External Source XF apache-403-xss(42303)
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A5143 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5143

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5143
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5143

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: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:2.0.32:beta:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.0.34:beta:*:*:*:*:*:*
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:2.0.57:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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:2.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.1.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.1.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.1.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.1.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.1.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.1.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.1.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.1.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.2.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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