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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2003-0542

Multiple stack-based buffer overflows in (1) mod_alias and (2) mod_rewrite for Apache before 1.3.29 allow attackers to create configuration files to cause a denial of service (crash) or execute arbitrary code via a regular expression with more than 9 captures.
Publish Date : 2003-11-03 Last Update Date : 2013-07-18
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access Admin
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceExecute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Vendor Statements

Fixed in Apache HTTP Server 2.0.48 and 1.3.29:
Source: Apache

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2003-10-29
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Apache Web Server Multiple Module Local Buffer Overflow oval:org.mitre.oval:def:3799 unix
Local configuration regular expression overflow oval:org.apache.httpd:def:20030542
Multiple stack-based buffer overflows in (1) mod_alias and (2) mod_rewrite for Apache before 1.3.29 allow attackers to c... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9458 unix
Red Hat Enterprise 3 Multiple stack-based BO Vulnerabilities in Apache oval:org.mitre.oval:def:864 unix
Red Hat Multiple stack-based BO Vulnerabilities in Apache oval:org.mitre.oval:def:863 unix
RHSA-2004:015: httpd security update (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:2004015 unix
RHSA-2004:015: httpd security update (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20040015 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2003-0542

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Apache Http Server 1.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Apache Http Server 1.3.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Apache Http Server 1.3.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Apache Http Server 1.3.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Apache Http Server 1.3.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Apache Http Server 1.3.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Apache Http Server 1.3.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Apache Http Server 1.3.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Apache Http Server 1.3.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Apache Http Server 1.3.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Apache Http Server 1.3.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Apache Http Server 1.3.19 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Apache Http Server 1.3.20 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Apache Http Server 1.3.22 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Apache Http Server 1.3.23 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Apache Http Server 1.3.24 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Apache Http Server 1.3.25 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Apache Http Server 1.3.26 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Apache Http Server 1.3.27 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Apache Http Server 1.3.28 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Apache Http Server 2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.28 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.32 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.35 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.36 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.37 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.38 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.39 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.40 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.41 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.42 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.43 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.44 Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.45 Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.46 Version Details Vulnerabilities
36 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.47 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Apache Http Server 36

- References For CVE-2003-0542
SGI 20031203-01-U
REDHAT RHSA-2004:015
BUGTRAQ 20031031 GLSA: apache (200310-04)
XF apache-modalias-modrewrite-bo(13400) CONFIRM CONFIRM
REDHAT RHSA-2003:405
BUGTRAQ 20031028 [OpenPKG-SA-2003.046] OpenPKG Security Advisory (apache)
REDHAT RHSA-2003:360
REDHAT RHSA-2005:816
HP HPSBUX0311-301
REDHAT RHSA-2003:320
SGI 20040202-01-U
BID 9504 Multiple Apple Mac OS X Operating System Component Vulnerabilities Release Date:2009-07-12
CERT-VN VU#549142
SCO SCOSA-2004.6
BID 8911 Apache Web Server Multiple Module Local Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2009-07-11
CERT-VN VU#434566

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2003-0542

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