CVE Database


Impact: Low
Public: 2012-06-13
Bugzilla: 850794: CVE-2012-2687 CVE-2008-0455 httpd: mod_negotiation XSS via untrusted file names in directories with MultiViews enabled
IAVA: 2013-A-0144


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in the make_variant_list function in mod_negotiation.c in the mod_negotiation module in the Apache HTTP Server 2.4.x before 2.4.3, when the MultiViews option is enabled, allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a crafted filename that is not properly handled during construction of a variant list.

Find out more about CVE-2012-2687 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.


The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact. A future update may address this issue. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification:

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 2.6
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: None

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (httpd) RHSA-2013:0130 January 08, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (httpd) RHSA-2013:0512 February 20, 2013
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 for RHEL 5 Server RHSA-2012:1591 December 18, 2012
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 for RHEL 6 Server RHSA-2012:1592 December 18, 2012
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.0 RHSA-2012:1594 December 18, 2012

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