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apache 1.3 mod_negotiation html injection vulnerability

Posted on 2009-02-12
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
recently i have seen that a lot of the websites on the server are being hacked using html injection. The server is running with apache 1.3

google search shows that mod_negotiation is the cause of it as it has vulnerabilites

is there any fix for it?
Question by:krisdigitx
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Well, someone must be able to create a file on the server to trigger an XSS issue, hence s/o needs access to the server. If you allow such widespread access without checking the uploaded content for some embedded javascript etc. you probably have more straightforward ways to sniff cookies than through a negotiated resource.

So, to place malicious HTML/Javascript etc. on the server you'll need some other security holes. That's why this is not considered a vulnerability of mod_negotiation.

Anyway; what you should always do: If you don't use a specific module, don't load it.


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krisdigitx earned 0 total points
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the problem was the permissions on the folder and that worked.

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