Apache HTTP Server mod_negotiation cross-site scripting

apache-modnegotiation-xss (39867) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Apache HTTP Server is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of HTML code embedded within uploaded files by the mod_negotiation module. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the HTTP 406 Not Acceptable message and HTTP 300 Multiple Choices message body to inject malicious script into a Web page which would be executed in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, once the page is viewed. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.7
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Refer to GLSA-200803-19 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • Apache Web site: Apache.
  • Full-Disclosure Mailing List, Tue, 22 Jan 2008 23:16:09 +0100: Apache mod_negotiation Xss and Http Response Splitting.
  • Gentoo Bugzilla Bug 209899: www-servers/apache mod_negotiation XSS and CRLF injection (CVE-2008-{0455,0456}).
  • BID-27409: Apache 'mod_negotiation' HTML Injection and HTTP Response Splitting Vulnerability
  • CVE-2008-0455: 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.
  • GLSA-200803-19: Apache: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • OSVDB ID: 41019: Apache HTTP Server mod_negotiation Module Multi-Line Filename Upload XSS
  • RHSA-2012-1591: Important: JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.0.1 update
  • RHSA-2012-1592: Important: JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.0.1 update
  • RHSA-2012-1594: Important: JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.0.1 update
  • RHSA-2013-0130: Low: httpd security, bug fix, and enhancement update
  • RHSA-2013-0512: Low: httpd security, bug fix, and enhancement update
  • SECTRACK ID: 1019256: Apache mod_negotiation Input Validation Hole Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks

Platforms Affected:

  • Apache HTTP Server 1.3.3
  • Apache HTTP Server 1.3.30
  • Apache HTTP Server 1.3.31
  • Apache HTTP Server 1.3.32
  • Apache HTTP Server 1.3.33
  • Apache HTTP Server 1.3.34
  • Apache HTTP Server 1.3.35
  • Apache HTTP Server 1.3.36
  • Apache HTTP Server 1.3.37
  • Apache HTTP Server 1.3.38
  • Apache HTTP Server 1.3.39
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0 A9
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.28 Beta
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.28
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.32
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.32 Beta
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.34 Beta
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.35
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.36
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.37
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.38
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.39
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.40
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.41
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.42
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.43
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.44
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.45
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.46
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.47
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.48
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.49
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.50
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.51
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.52
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.53
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.54
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.55
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.56
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.56 Dev
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.57
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.58
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.59
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.60
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.60 Dev
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.61
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.61 Dev
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.2
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.2.0
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.2.1
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.2.2
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.2.3
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.2.4
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.2.5
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.2.5 Dev
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.2.6
  • Gentoo Linux
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client Workstation
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 Server
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 Workstation
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Desktop 6
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux HPC Node 6
  • RedHat RHEL Application Server 2

Reported:

Jan 22, 2008

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