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CVE-2016-4979 Detail

Description

The Apache HTTP Server 2.4.18 through 2.4.20, when mod_http2 and mod_ssl are enabled, does not properly recognize the "SSLVerifyClient require" directive for HTTP/2 request authorization, which allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions by leveraging the ability to send multiple requests over a single connection and aborting a renegotiation.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  07/06/2016

Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Vector: AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 3.6
Exploitability Score: 3.9


Attack Vector (AV): Network
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): None
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): High
Availability (A): None

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized modification

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Hyperlink Resource
http://httpd.apache.org/security/vulnerabilities_24.html Patch Vendor Advisory
http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/137771/Apache-2.4.20-X509-Authentication-Bypass.html
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2016/Jul/11
http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/CHANGES_2.4
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/07/05/5
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpuoct2016-2881722.html
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/bulletinoct2016-3090566.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/91566
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1036225
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016:1420
https://github.com/apache/httpd/commit/2d0e4eff04ea963128a41faaef21f987272e05a2
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201610-02

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Improper Access Control (CWE-284)

Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-4979
NVD Published Date:
07/06/2016
NVD Last Modified:
06/30/2017