Apache htpasswd Overflow

Medium Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 800566


The remote web server could potentially allow remote attackers to manipulate the password database.


The remote host appears to be running a version of Apache, an open source web server. This version of Apache is vulnerable to a flaw in the 'htpasswd' utility. This issue is not considered a local flaw, as the program is not run setuid. An attacker exploiting this flaw would need to find a vulnerable Apache Web server that was making a call to 'htpasswd' via a CGI script.


Upgrade or patch according to vendor recommendations.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 800566

File Name: 800566.prm

Family: Web Servers

Nessus ID: 14771

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:ND

Reference Information

BID: 13777, 13778