CVE-2011-4940

LOW

Description

The list_directory function in Lib/SimpleHTTPServer.py in SimpleHTTPServer in Python before 2.5.6c1, 2.6.x before 2.6.7 rc2, and 2.7.x before 2.7.2 does not place a charset parameter in the Content-Type HTTP header, which makes it easier for remote attackers to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks against Internet Explorer 7 via UTF-7 encoding.

References

http://bugs.python.org/issue11442

http://jvn.jp/en/jp/JVN51176027/index.html

http://jvndb.jvn.jp/jvndb/JVNDB-2012-000063

http://secunia.com/advisories/50858

http://secunia.com/advisories/51024

http://secunia.com/advisories/51040

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/54083

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1592-1

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1596-1

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1613-1

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1613-2

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=803500

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2012-06-27

Updated: 2019-10-25

Type: CWE-79

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 2.6

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

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 4.9

Severity: LOW