Apache mod_proxy_ftp Directory Component Wildcard Character Globbing XSS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 34433

Synopsis

The remote web server is vulnerable to a cross-site scripting attack.

Description

The mod_proxy_ftp module in the version of Apache running on the remote host fails to properly sanitize user-supplied URL input before using it to generate dynamic HTML output. Using specially crafted requests for FTP URLs with globbing characters (such as asterisk, tilde, opening square bracket, etc), an attacker may be able to leverage this issue to inject arbitrary HTML and script code into a user's browser to be executed within the security context of the affected site.

Solution

Upgrade to Apache version 2.2.10 or later. Alternatively, disable the affected module.

See Also

https://archive.apache.org/dist/httpd/CHANGES_2.2

http://httpd.apache.org/security/vulnerabilities_22.html

http://www.rapid7.com/advisories/R7-0033

https://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/495180/100/0/threaded

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 34433

File Name: apache_mod_proxy_ftp_glob_xss.nasl

Version: 1.23

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 10/16/2008

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#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:L/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Apache

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Exploited by Nessus: true

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2939

BID: 30560

CWE: 79