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Category:   Application (Web Server/CGI)  >   Apache HTTPD Vendors:   Apache Software Foundation
Apache HTTPD on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Configuration Parsing Error May Let Remote Users Bypass Security Restrictions
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1039633
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1039633
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-12171   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 20 2017
Impact:   Host/resource access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apache HTTPD on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. A remote user can bypass security controls on the target system.

The system may not properly parse comments in the "Allow" and "Deny" configuration lines. As a result, a remote user may be able to access an ostensibly restricted HTTP resource.

KAWAHARA Masashi reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user may be able to access an ostensibly restricted HTTP resource.
Solution:   Red Hat has issued a fix.

The Red Hat advisory is available at:

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:2972

Vendor URL:  httpd.apache.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)
Underlying OS Comments:  6

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Oct 23 2017 (CentOS Issues Fix) Apache HTTPD on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Configuration Parsing Error May Let Remote Users Bypass Security Restrictions
CentOS has issued a fix for CentOS 6.



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