CVE Database

CVE-2013-6438

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2013-10-03
CWE: CWE-119
Bugzilla: 1077867: CVE-2013-6438 httpd: mod_dav denial of service via crafted DAV WRITE request
IAVA: 2014-B-0065

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The dav_xml_get_cdata function in main/util.c in the mod_dav module in the Apache HTTP Server before 2.4.8 does not properly remove whitespace characters from CDATA sections, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) via a crafted DAV WRITE request.

Find out more about CVE-2013-6438 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (httpd) RHSA-2014:0369 April 03, 2014
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (httpd) RHSA-2014:0370 April 03, 2014
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 for RHEL 5 Server (httpd) RHSA-2014:0826 July 01, 2014
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 for RHEL 6 Server (httpd) RHSA-2014:0826 July 01, 2014
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.2 RHSA-2014:0825 July 01, 2014
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 2 for RHEL 5 Server (httpd) RHSA-2014:0783 June 23, 2014
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 2 for RHEL 6 Server (httpd) RHSA-2014:0783 June 23, 2014
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 2.0 RHSA-2014:0784 June 23, 2014

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