CVE-2017-12171

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2017-10-19
CWE:
CWE-284
Bugzilla:
1493056: CVE-2017-12171 httpd: # character matches all IPs
A regression was found in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 version of httpd, causing comments in the "Allow" and "Deny" configuration lines to be parsed incorrectly. A web administrator could unintentionally allow any client to access a restricted HTTP resource.

Find out more about CVE-2017-12171 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 6.5
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N
Attack Vector Network
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Low
Integrity Impact Low
Availability Impact None

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (httpd) RHSA-2017:2972 2017-10-19

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux httpd24-httpd Not affected
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 3 httpd Not affected
Red Hat JBoss EWS 2 httpd Not affected
Red Hat JBoss EWS 1 httpd Not affected
Red Hat JBoss EAP 6 httpd Not affected
Red Hat JBoss EAP 5 httpd Not affected
Red Hat JBoss Core Services 1 httpd Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 httpd Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 httpd Not affected

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank KAWAHARA Masashi for reporting this issue.

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