CVE-2021-41773

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Description

A flaw was found in a change made to path normalization in Apache HTTP Server 2.4.49. An attacker could use a path traversal attack to map URLs to files outside the directories configured by Alias-like directives. If files outside of these directories are not protected by the usual default configuration "require all denied", these requests can succeed. If CGI scripts are also enabled for these aliased pathes, this could allow for remote code execution. This issue is known to be exploited in the wild. This issue only affects Apache 2.4.49 and not earlier versions. The fix in Apache HTTP Server 2.4.50 was found to be incomplete, see CVE-2021-42013.

References

https://httpd.apache.org/security/vulnerabilities_24.html

https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/[email protected]%3Cusers.httpd.apache.org%3E

https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/[email protected]%3Cannounce.apache.org%3E

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2021/10/05/2

http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/164418/Apache-HTTP-Server-2.4.49-Path-Traversal.html

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2021/10/07/1

http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/164418/Apache-HTTP-Server-2.4.49-Path-Traversal-Remote-Code-Execution.html

https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/[email protected]%3Cannounce.apache.org%3E

https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/[email protected]%3Cusers.httpd.apache.org%3E

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2021/10/07/6

https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-apache-httpd-pathtrv-LAzg68cZ

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2021/10/08/1

https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/[email protected]%3Ccvs.httpd.apache.org%3E

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2021/10/08/2

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2021/10/08/4

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2021/10/08/3

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2021/10/08/6

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2021/10/08/5

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2021/10/09/1

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2021/10/11/4

https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/[email protected]/message/RMIIEFINL6FUIOPD2A3M5XC6DH45Y3CC/

https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/[email protected]/message/WS5RVHOIIRECG65ZBTZY7IEJVWQSQPG3/

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2021/10/15/3

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2021/10/16/1

http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/164629/Apache-2.4.49-2.4.50-Traversal-Remote-Code-Execution.html

https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20211029-0009/

http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/164941/Apache-HTTP-Server-2.4.50-Remote-Code-Execution.html

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2021-10-05

Updated: 2021-11-30

Type: CWE-22

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 4.3

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

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 8.6

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: HIGH

Tenable Plugins

View all (7 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
154188Amazon Linux AMI : httpd24 (ALAS-2021-1543)NessusAmazon Linux Local Security Checks
critical
154179Amazon Linux 2 : httpd (ALAS-2021-1716)NessusAmazon Linux Local Security Checks
critical
153894FreeBSD : Apache httpd -- Multiple vulnerabilities (25b78bdd-25b8-11ec-a341-d4c9ef517024)NessusFreeBSD Local Security Checks
high
113014Apache 2.4.49 < 2.4.50 Multiple VulnerabilitiesWeb Application ScanningComponent Vulnerability
high
113014Apache 2.4.49 < 2.4.50 Multiple VulnerabilitiesWeb Application ScanningComponent Vulnerability
high
153885Apache HTTP Server 2.4.49 Path Traversal (CVE-2021-41773)NessusCGI abuses
high
153884Apache 2.4.49 < 2.4.50 Multiple VulnerabilitiesNessusWeb Servers
high