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Cisco Security Notice

Apache HTTP Server mod_rewrite Log File Manipulation Vulnerability

http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityNotice/CVE-2013-1862
CVE ID: CVE-2013-1862
Release Date: 2013 August 22 16:07  UTC (GMT)
Last Updated: 2013 September 26 17:27  UTC (GMT)
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Summary

A vulnerability in the do_rewritelog() function of Apache HTTP Server could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to gain access to sensitive information.

The vulnerability is due to improper handling of certain escape sequences by the affected software. An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted HTTP request to the targeted device. Processing the crafted request could allow certain escape sequences to be written to the log file. If an attacker views these sequences in the log file with a terminal emulator, the attacker could execute arbitrary commands on the targeted system.

Affected Products

ProductMore InformationCVSS
Cisco Unified Computing System (Managed)CSCui597754.3/3.7

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