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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-2939

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in proxy_ftp.c in the mod_proxy_ftp module in Apache 2.0.63 and earlier, and mod_proxy_ftp.c in the mod_proxy_ftp module in Apache 2.2.9 and earlier 2.2 versions, allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a wildcard in the last directory component in the pathname in an FTP URI.
Publish Date : 2008-08-06 Last Update Date : 2018-10-30
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
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

- Vendor Statements

These issue was addressed in all affected httpd versions as shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5 were fixed via: This issue is tracked via the following bug: The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, future updates may address this flaw in other affected products (such as Red Hat Application Stack).
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2008-08-05 2008-08-05
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Apache 'mod_proxy_ftp' Wildcard Characters Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7716 windows
Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in proxy_ftp.c in the mod_proxy_ftp module in Apache 2.0.63 and earlier, and mo... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11316 unix
CVE-2008-2939 unix
ELSA-2008:0967: httpd security and bug fix update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21751 unix
mod_proxy_ftp globbing XSS oval:org.apache.httpd:def:20082939
RHSA-2008:0967 -- httpd security and bug fix update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29289 unix
RHSA-2008:0967: httpd security and bug fix update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080967 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-2008-2939

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Apache Http Server - Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Apache Http Server 2.0.63 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Apache Http Server 2.2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Apache Http Server 2.2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Apache Http Server 2.2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Apache Http Server 2.2.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Apache Http Server 2.2.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Apache Http Server 2.2.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Apache Http Server 2.2.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Apache Http Server 2.2.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Apple Mac Os X 10.5.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 6.06 ~~lts~~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 7.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 8.04 ~~lts~~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 OS Opensuse Opensuse 10.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 OS Opensuse Opensuse 10.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 OS Opensuse Opensuse 11.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Apache Http Server 10
Apple Mac Os X 1
Canonical Ubuntu Linux 3
Opensuse Opensuse 3

- References For CVE-2008-2939
VUPEN ADV-2009-1297
XF apache-modproxyftp-xss(44223)
VUPEN ADV-2009-0320
VUPEN ADV-2008-2461
CERT TA09-133A
VUPEN ADV-2008-2315
SECTRACK 1020635
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0966
BID 30560 Apache 'mod_proxy_ftp' Wildcard Characters Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability Release Date:2010-08-05
BUGTRAQ 20081122 rPSA-2008-0328-1 httpd mod_ssl
BUGTRAQ 20081122 rPSA-2008-0327-1 httpd mod_ssl
BUGTRAQ 20080806 Apache HTTP Server mod_proxy_ftp Wildcard Characters Cross-Site Scripting
CERT-VN VU#663763
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0967
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:024
APPLE APPLE-SA-2009-05-12

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-2939

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