CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2012-01-23
Bugzilla: 785069: CVE-2012-0053 httpd: cookie exposure due to error responses


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

protocol.c in the Apache HTTP Server 2.2.x through 2.2.21 does not properly restrict header information during construction of Bad Request (aka 400) error documents, which allows remote attackers to obtain the values of HTTPOnly cookies via vectors involving a (1) long or (2) malformed header in conjunction with crafted web script.

Find out more about CVE-2012-0053 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue affects httpd packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4, which are now in the Extended Life Phase of their life cycle. Therefore this issue is not planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle:

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 4.3
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: None

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (httpd) RHSA-2012:0323 February 21, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (httpd) RHSA-2012:0128 February 13, 2012
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 1.0 for RHEL 6 Server (httpd) RHSA-2012:0542 May 07, 2012
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 1.0 (httpd) RHSA-2012:0543 May 07, 2012
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 1.0 for RHEL 5 Server (httpd) RHSA-2012:0542 May 07, 2012

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