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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-1742

suexec in Apache HTTP Server (httpd) 2.2.3 uses a partial comparison for verifying whether the current directory is within the document root, which might allow local users to perform unauthorized operations on incorrect directories, as demonstrated using "html_backup" and "htmleditor" under an "html" directory. NOTE: the researcher, who is reliable, claims that the vendor disputes the issue because "the attacks described rely on an insecure server configuration" in which the user "has write access to the document root."
Publish Date : 2007-04-13 Last Update Date : 2008-11-13
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
3.7
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access User
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Vendor Statements

These attacks are reliant on an insecure configuration of the server - that the user the server runs as has write access to the document root. The suexec security model is not intented to protect against privilege escalation in such a configuration
Source: Redhat

- Products Affected By CVE-2007-1742

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Apache Http Server 2.2.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Apache Http Server 1

- References For CVE-2007-1742

http://labs.idefense.com/intelligence/vulnerabilities/display.php?id=511
IDEFENSE 20070411 Apache HTTPD suEXEC Multiple Vulnerabilities
http://marc.info/?l=apache-httpd-dev&m=117511568709063&w=2
MLIST [apache-http-dev] 20070328 [Fwd: iDefense Final Notice [IDEF1445]]
http://marc.info/?l=apache-httpd-dev&m=117511834512138&w=2
MLIST [apache-http-dev] 20070328 Re: [Fwd: iDefense Final Notice [IDEF1445]]
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1017904
SECTRACK 1017904
http://osvdb.org/38640
OSVDB 38640

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-1742

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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