Due to a flaw in the Apache web server's handling of MS-DOS device names, an attacker may be able to remotely execute code on systems running the Apache web server under some versions of Microsoft Windows.
The Apache HTTP server fails to filter POST requests for MS-DOS style device names. As a result, an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary script commands on systems running Apache under versions of Windows that use these device names (i.e., Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows Millenium Edition).
An attacker issuing a carefully crafted POST may be able to execute a filtered type as a CGI, thereby allowing them to execute abitrary script commands.
Intruders may be able to remotely execute code on the vulnerable system. Since Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows Millenium Edition do not provide any separation of user privileges, exploitation of this vulnerability results in a root compromise of the affected system.
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Thanks to Matthew Murphy for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Chad R Dougherty.
|Date First Published:||2003-02-12|
|Date Last Updated:||2003-02-12 18:44 UTC|