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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-2168

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Apache 2.2.6 and earlier allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via UTF-7 encoded URLs that are not properly handled when displaying the 403 Forbidden error page.
Publish Date : 2008-05-13 Last Update Date : 2017-08-07
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
4.3
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
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 None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Cross Site Scripting
CWE ID 79

- Vendor Statements

The Apache security team state that this issue is due to web browsers that are violating RFC2616 and is not a flaw in the Apache HTTPD Server.
Source: Apache
This is actually a flaw in browsers that do not derive the response character set as required by RFC 2616. This does not affect the default configuration of Apache httpd in Red Hat products and will only affect customers who have removed the "AddDefaultCharset" directive. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2008-2168
Source: Redhat

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
HP-UX Running Apache, Remote Cross Site Scripting (XSS) or Denial of Service (DoS) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5143 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-2008-2168

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Apache Http Server 2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.28 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.28 Beta Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.32 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.32 Beta Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.34 Beta Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.35 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.36 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.37 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.38 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.39 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.40 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.41 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.42 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.43 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.44 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.45 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.46 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.47 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.48 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.49 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.50 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.51 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.52 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.53 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.54 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.55 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.56 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.57 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.58 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.59 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.60 Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.61 Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 Application Apache Http Server 2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
36 Application Apache Http Server 2.1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
37 Application Apache Http Server 2.1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
38 Application Apache Http Server 2.1.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
39 Application Apache Http Server 2.1.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
40 Application Apache Http Server 2.1.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
41 Application Apache Http Server 2.1.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
42 Application Apache Http Server 2.1.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
43 Application Apache Http Server 2.1.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
44 Application Apache Http Server 2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
45 Application Apache Http Server 2.2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
46 Application Apache Http Server 2.2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
47 Application Apache Http Server 2.2.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
48 Application Apache Http Server 2.2.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
49 Application Apache Http Server 2.2.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Apache Http Server 49

- References For CVE-2008-2168

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/42303
XF apache-403-xss(42303)
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-731-1
UBUNTU USN-731-1
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/29112
BID 29112 Microsoft Internet Explorer UTF-7 HTTP Response Handling Weakness Release Date:2008-09-05
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/491967/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20080512 Re: Re: Re: Apache Server HTML Injection and UTF-7 XSS Vulnerability
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/491930/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20080510 Re: Re: Apache Server HTML Injection and UTF-7 XSS Vulnerability
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/491901/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20080510 Re: Apache Server HTML Injection and UTF-7 XSS Vulnerability
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=125631037611762&w=2
HP SSRT090192
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/3889
SREASON 3889
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/491862/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20080508 Apache Server HTML Injection and UTF-7 XSS Vulnerability
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=124654546101607&w=2
HP SSRT090085
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01539432
HP HPSBUX02365

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-2168

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


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