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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-4325

Original release date: 09/30/2008
Last revised: 08/30/2010
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

lib/viewvc.py in ViewVC 1.0.5 uses the content-type parameter in the HTTP request for the Content-Type header in the HTTP response, which allows remote attackers to cause content to be misinterpreted by the browser via a content-type parameter that is inconsistent with the requested object. NOTE: this issue might not be a vulnerability, since it requires attacker access to the repository that is being viewed.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.8 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 4.9
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; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://viewvc.tigris.org/source/browse/viewvc/trunk/lib/viewvc.py?rev=2011&r1=1968&r2=1978
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080919 viewvc security flaw?
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://viewvc.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=354
Type: Patch Information
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-8270
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://viewvc.tigris.org/source/browse/viewvc?rev=1978&view=rev
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-8252
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080920 Re: viewvc security flaw?

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