mod_perl Apache::Status URI XSS

Low Nessus Plugin ID 36101


The remote web server uses a module that is affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability.


The remote web server contains an embedded Perl interpreter along with a version of Apache2::Status / Apache::Status that fails to sanitize the request URL before using it to generate dynamic HTML output. An attacker may be able to leverage this to inject arbitrary HTML and script code into a user's browser to be executed within the security context of the affected site.


Upgrade to Apache2::Status revision 760926 / Apache::Status revision 761081 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 36101

File Name: mod_perl_status_uri_xss.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2009/04/07

Modified: 2016/11/18

Dependencies: 10107, 10815

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.6

Temporal Score: 2.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: www/apache

Excluded KB Items: Settings/disable_cgi_scanning

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploited by Nessus: true

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0796

BID: 34383

OSVDB: 53289

CWE: 79