Apache on Windows mod_alias URL Validation Canonicalization CGI Source Information Disclosure

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Synopsis :

The remote web server is affected by an information disclosure

Description :

The version of Apache running on the remote Windows host can be
tricked into disclosing the source of its CGI scripts because of a
configuration issue. Specifically, if the CGI directory is located
within the document root, then requests that alter the case of the
directory name will bypass the mod_cgi cgi-script handler and be
treated as requests for ordinary files.

See also :


Solution :

Reconfigure Apache so that the scripts directory is located outside
of the document root.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.1
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: CGI abuses

Nessus Plugin ID: 17694 ()

Bugtraq ID: 19447

CVE ID: CVE-2006-4110

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