Apache 2.2.x < 2.2.25 Multiple Vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 68915
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VPR Score: 3.4


The remote web server may be affected by multiple cross-site scripting vulnerabilities.


According to its banner, the version of Apache 2.2.x running on the remote host is prior to 2.2.25. It is, therefore, potentially affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- A flaw exists in the 'RewriteLog' function where it fails to sanitize escape sequences from being written to log files, making it potentially vulnerable to arbitrary command execution. (CVE-2013-1862)

- A denial of service vulnerability exists relating to the 'mod_dav' module as it relates to MERGE requests.

Note that Nessus did not actually test for these issues, but instead has relied on the version in the server's banner.


Upgrade to Apache version 2.2.25 or later. Alternatively, ensure that the affected modules are not in use.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 68915

File Name: apache_2_2_25.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 7/16/2013

Updated: 6/29/2018

Dependencies: apache_http_version.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 4.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:http_server

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Apache

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/10/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/13/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1862, CVE-2013-1896

BID: 59826, 61129