Apache HTTP Server 403 Error Page UTF-7 Encoded XSS

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Synopsis :

The web server running on the remote host has a cross-site scripting

Description :

According to its banner, the version of Apache HTTP Server running on
the remote host can be used in cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.
Making a specially crafted request can inject UTF-7 encoded script
code into a 403 response page, resulting in XSS attacks.

This is actually a web browser vulnerability that occurs due to
non-compliance with RFC 2616 (refer to BID 29112). Apache HTTP Server
is not vulnerable, but its default configuration can trigger the
non-compliant, exploitable behavior in vulnerable browsers.

See also :


Solution :

Upgrade to Apache HTTP Server 2.2.8 / 2.0.63 / 1.3.41 or later.
These versions use a default configuration setting that prevents
exploitation in vulnerable web browsers.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 17696 ()

Bugtraq ID: 29112

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2168

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