Bug 289511 - (CVE-2007-4465) CVE-2007-4465 mod_autoindex XSS
CVE-2007-4465 mod_autoindex XSS
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 413891 449336 294441 294451 411711 414281 421591 421601 421611 421621 421631 421641 436792 436793 436794 436795 436796 436797 449337 582767
Blocks: 444136
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Reported: 2007-09-13 13:31 EDT by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2016-03-04 05:46 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-08-21 18:44:48 EDT
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Description Josh Bressers 2007-09-13 13:31:15 EDT
mod_autoindex in httpd contains a cross site scripting flaw via the P query option.

More information can be found in the original vulnerability report here:
Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2007-09-13 13:39:27 EDT

Can you comment on this, should this flaw be rated as having low severity?
Comment 2 Josh Bressers 2007-09-13 14:16:51 EDT
Joe says this should be low, so low it is.
Comment 3 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2007-09-14 08:42:17 EDT
According to NVD:

Official Statement from Apache (9/14/2007)
The Apache security team believe that this issue is due to web browsers that are
violating RFC2616.

However, Apache 2.2.6 and 2.0.61 add a workaround for such browsers by adding
Type and Charset options to IndexOptions directive. This allows a site
administrator to explicitly set the content-type and charset of the generated
directory index page.
Comment 9 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2007-12-12 09:59:10 EST
A flaw was found in the mod_autoindex module.  On sites where directory
listings are used, and the AddDefaultCharset directive has been removed
from the configuration, a cross-site-scripting attack may be possible
against browsers which do not correctly derive the response character set
following the rules in RFC 2616. (CVE-2007-4465)
Comment 11 errata-xmlrpc 2010-08-04 17:32:38 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Certificate System 7.3

Via RHSA-2010:0602 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0602.html

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