IBM HTTP Server 7.0.0.0 < 7.0.0.33 / 8.0.0.0 < 8.0.0.9 / 8.5.0.0 < 8.5.5.2 Buffer Overflow (244199)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 144291
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Synopsis

The remote web server is affected by a vulnerability.

Description

The version of IBM HTTP Server running on the remote host is affected by a vulnerability related to Apache HTTP Server.
The dav_xml_get_cdata function in main/util.c in the mod_dav module in the Apache HTTP Server before 2.4.8 does not properly remove whitespace characters from CDATA sections, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) via a crafted DAV WRITE request.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Upgrade to IBM HTTP Server version 7.0.0.33, 8.0.0.8, 8.5.5.2, or later. Alternatively, upgrade to the minimal fix pack levels required by the interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI09345.

See Also

https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/244199

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 144291

File Name: ibm_http_server_244199.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Family: Web Servers

Published: 12/15/2020

Updated: 1/25/2021

Dependencies: ibm_http_server_nix_installed.nbin

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2013-6438

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 1.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:http_server

Required KB Items: installed_sw/IBM HTTP Server (IHS), Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/28/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/28/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-6438

BID: 66303