Upstream information

CVE-2009-5031 at MITRE


ModSecurity before 2.5.11 treats request parameter values containing single quotes as files, which allows remote attackers to bypass filtering rules and perform other attacks such as cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks via a single quote in a request parameter in the Content-Disposition field of a request with a multipart/form-data Content-Type header.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate 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
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 768293 [VERIFIED / WONTFIX]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Server Applications 15
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Server Applications 15 SP1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Server Applications 15 SP2
  • apache2-mod_security2 >= 2.9.2-1.34
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3
  • apache2-mod_security2 >= 2.7.1-
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4
  • apache2-mod_security2 >= 2.7.1-
openSUSE Tumbleweed
  • apache2-mod_security2 >= 2.9.0-5.6
openSUSE Tumbleweed GA apache2-mod_security2-2.9.0-5.6

Status of this issue by product and package

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Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP2 apache2-mod_security2 Released