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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2011-4940

Original release date: 06/27/2012
Last revised: 05/14/2013
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The list_directory function in Lib/SimpleHTTPServer.py in SimpleHTTPServer in Python before 2.5.6c1, 2.6.x before 2.6.7 rc2, and 2.7.x before 2.7.2 does not place a charset parameter in the Content-Type HTTP header, which makes it easier for remote attackers to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks against Internet Explorer 7 via UTF-7 encoding.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 2.6 (LOW) (AV:N/AC:H/AU:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 4.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.python.org/issue11442
External Source: JVN
Name: JVN#51176027
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1592-1
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1596-1
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1613-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=803500
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1613-2
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 51024
External Source: BID
Name: 54083
External Source: JVNDB
Name: JVNDB-2012-000063
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 50858
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 51040

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) (CWE-79)