CVE-2013-5704

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2013-10-19
CWE:
CWE-287
Bugzilla:
1082903: CVE-2013-5704 httpd: bypass of mod_headers rules via chunked requests
A flaw was found in the way httpd handled HTTP Trailer headers when processing requests using chunked encoding. A malicious client could use Trailer headers to set additional HTTP headers after header processing was performed by other modules. This could, for example, lead to a bypass of header restrictions defined with mod_headers.

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Statement

This issue affects the versions of the httpd package as shipped with Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6; and Red Hat JBoss Web Server 2. Red Hat Product Security 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: https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/.

Red Hat Certificate System does not use the mod_headers module, even when installed, and is thus not affected by this flaw.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is now in Production 3 Phase of the support and maintenance life cycle. This has been rated as having Low security impact and is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/.

Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5 and Red Hat JBoss Web Server 1 are now in Phase 3, Extended Life Support, of their respective life cycles. This issue has been rated as having Low security impact and is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Red Hat JBoss Middleware and Red Hat JBoss Operations Network Product Update and Support Policy: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/jboss_notes/

Red Hat Directory Server 8:
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Low. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5:
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Low. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

Red Hat JBoss EAP 5:
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Low. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

Red Hat JBoss EWS 1:
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Low. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
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 6 (httpd) RHSA-2015:1249 2015-07-20
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 3.0 for RHEL 7 RHSA-2015:2660 2015-12-16
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 3.0 for RHEL 6 RHSA-2015:2659 2015-12-16
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 2.1 RHSA-2016:0062 2016-01-21
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Web Server 2 for RHEL 5 Server (httpd) RHSA-2016:0061 2016-01-21
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Web Server 2 for RHEL 7 Server RHSA-2016:0061 2016-01-21
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Web Server 2 for RHEL 6 Server (httpd) RHSA-2016:0061 2016-01-21
Red Hat Software Collections 1 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (httpd24-httpd) RHSA-2014:1972 2014-12-09
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 3.0 RHSA-2015:2661 2015-12-16
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (httpd) RHSA-2015:0325 2015-03-05
Red Hat Software Collections 1 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (httpd24-httpd) RHSA-2014:1972 2014-12-09

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat JBoss EWS 1 httpd Will not fix
Red Hat JBoss EAP 6 httpd Fix deferred
Red Hat JBoss EAP 5 httpd Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 httpd Will not fix
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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