Apache httpd server httpd.conf could allow a local user to bypass restrictions

apache-httpd-bypass-restriction (15015) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Apache HTTP could allow a local attacker to bypass restrictions, caused by a vulnerability in the httpd.conf file. If the server administrator sets the Deny Directive to All and does not allow user accounts access to modify this directive in their .htaccess file, users would still be able to bypass the DENY option by using the ErrorDocument Directive, allowing the attacker to obtain sensitive information.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

No remedy available as of April 1, 2014.

References:

  • BugTraq Mailing List, Sat Jan 31 2004 - 15:18:51 CST : BUG IN APACHE HTTPD SERVER (current version 2.0.47).
  • BID-9874: Apache HTAccess LIMIT Directive Bypass Configuration Error Weakness
  • CVE-2004-2343: ** DISPUTED ** Apache HTTP Server 2.0.47 and earlier allows local users to bypass .htaccess file restrictions, as specified in httpd.conf with directives such as Deny From All, by using an ErrorDocument directive. NOTE: the vendor has disputed this issue, since the .htaccess mechanism is only intended to restrict external web access, and a local user already has the privileges to perform the same operations without using ErrorDocument.
  • OSVDB ID: 19855: Apache HTTP Server ErrorDocument Directive .htaccess Bypass

Platforms Affected:

  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.47
  • RedHat Linux

Reported:

Jan 31, 2004

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