Apache HTTP Server httpOnly Cookie Information Disclosure

medium Nessus Plugin ID 57792
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VPR Score: 2.2


The web server running on the remote host is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.


The version of Apache HTTP Server running on the remote host is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability. Sending a request with HTTP headers long enough to exceed the server limit causes the web server to respond with an HTTP 400. By default, the offending HTTP header and value are displayed on the 400 error page. When used in conjunction with other attacks (e.g., cross-site scripting), this could result in the compromise of httpOnly cookies.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 57792

File Name: apache_httponly_info_leak.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2/2/2012

Updated: 9/20/2018

Dependencies: 10107

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 2.2

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2012-0053

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/31/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/23/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0053

BID: 51706

EDB-ID: 18442