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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-0005

Original release date: 01/11/2008
Last revised: 09/06/2011


mod_proxy_ftp in Apache 2.2.x before 2.2.7-dev, 2.0.x before 2.0.62-dev, and 1.3.x before 1.3.40-dev does not define a charset, which allows remote attackers to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks using UTF-7 encoding.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
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

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Official Statement from Apache (07/02/2008)
Fixed in Apache HTTP Server 2.2.8 and 2.0.63: http://httpd.apache.org/security/vulnerabilities_22.html http://httpd.apache.org/security/vulnerabilities_20.html

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External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0008
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307562
External Source: SREASON
Name: 3526
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0004
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBOV02683
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-575-1
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0005
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20090821 VMSA-2009-0010 VMware Hosted products update libpng and Apache HTTP Server
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-1875
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2008-03-18
External Source: XF
Name: apache-modproxyftp-utf7-xss(39615)
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1019185
External Source: HP
Name: SSRT090192
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:016
External Source: BID
Name: 27234
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-1695
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-1711
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:015
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0924
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:021
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:014
External Source: SREASONRES
Name: 20080110 Apache (mod_proxy_ftp) Undefined Charset UTF-7 XSS Vulnerability
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0009
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2008-032.htm
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0007
External Source: MLIST
Name: [security-announce] 20090820 VMSA-2009-0010 VMware Hosted products update libpng and Apache HTTP Server
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080110 SecurityReason - Apache (mod_proxy_ftp) Undefined Charset UTF-7 XSS Vulnerability
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200803-19
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10812
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0006
External Source: HP
Name: SSRT090085

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10812
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) (CWE-79)