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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-6420

Original release date: 01/11/2008
Last revised: 03/07/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in the balancer-manager in mod_proxy_balancer for Apache HTTP Server 2.2.x allows remote attackers to gain privileges via unspecified vectors.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Apache (07/02/2008)
Fixed in Apache HTTP Server 2.2.9. http://httpd.apache.org/security/vulnerabilities_22.html
Official Statement from Mandriva (03/12/2008)
Mandriva ships mod_proxy_balancer but will not be issuing updates to correct this flaw as the security risk is quite low due to the fact that is not enabled by default, the at-risk user would have to be authenticated, and successful exploitation would be limited to a denial of service on the web server.
Official Statement from Red Hat (01/24/2008)
mod_proxy_balancer is shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Application Stack v2. We do not plan on correcting this issue as it poses a very low security risk: The balancer manager is not enabled by default, the user targeted by the CSRF would need to be authenticated, and the consequences of an exploit would be limited to a web server denial of service.

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External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-731-1
External Source: BID
Name: 27236
Type: Patch Information
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2008-10-09
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-0320
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 34219
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0966
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBUX02401
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31026
External Source: BID
Name: 31681
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080729 rPSA-2008-0236-1 httpd mod_ssl
External Source: SREASON
Name: 3523
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2008:024
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3216
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32222
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080110 SecurityReason - Apache2 CSRF, XSS, Memory Corruption and Denial of Service Vulnerability
Type: Patch Information
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2780
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8371
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200807-06
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33797

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8371
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) (CWE-352)