Upstream information

CVE-2008-2168 at MITRE

Description

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Apache 2.2.6 and earlier allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via UTF-7 encoded URLs that are not properly handled when displaying the 403 Forbidden error page.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having important severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 4.3
Vector 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

Note from the SUSE Security Team

The default SUSE Forbidden page does not print out the original URL, so avoiding the potential XSS vector of this attack. Also this is more a problem of the webbrowser doing autodetection of the character set and not honoring the response character set as required by RFC 2616.

SUSE Bugzilla entry: 388808 [RESOLVED / INVALID]

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