CVE-2007-1742

LOW
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Description

suexec in Apache HTTP Server (httpd) 2.2.3 uses a partial comparison for verifying whether the current directory is within the document root, which might allow local users to perform unauthorized operations on incorrect directories, as demonstrated using "html_backup" and "htmleditor" under an "html" directory. NOTE: the researcher, who is reliable, claims that the vendor disputes the issue because "the attacks described rely on an insecure server configuration" in which the user "has write access to the document root."

References

http://labs.idefense.com/intelligence/vulnerabilities/display.php?id=511

http://marc.info/?l=apache-httpd-dev&m=117511568709063&w=2

http://marc.info/?l=apache-httpd-dev&m=117511834512138&w=2

http://osvdb.org/38640

http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1017904

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2007-04-13

Updated: 2008-11-13

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 3.7

Vector: AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Impact Score: 6.4

Exploitability Score: 1.9

Severity: LOW

Vulnerable Software

Configuration 1

OR

cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:2.2.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Tenable Plugins

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IDNameProductFamilySeverity
17693Apache mod_suexec Multiple Privilege Escalation VulnerabilitiesNessusWeb Servers
high