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458250: CVE-2008-2939 httpd: mod_proxy_ftp globbing XSS

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

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.

Find out more about CVE-2008-2939 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


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).

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Application Stack v2 for Enterprise Linux (v.5) (httpd) RHSA-2008:0966 2008-12-04
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (httpd) RHSA-2008:0967 2008-11-11
Red Hat Certificate System 7.3 for 4AS RHSA-2010:0602 2010-08-04
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (httpd) RHSA-2008:0967 2008-11-11
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (httpd) RHSA-2008:0967 2008-11-11

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Directory Server 8 httpd Will not fix
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.
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