Apache HTTP Server test-cgi privileges management

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A vulnerability has been found in Apache HTTP Server (Web Server) (affected version unknown) and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown functionality of the file test-cgi. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-269. As an impact it is known to affect integrity. The summary by CVE is:

test-cgi program allows an attacker to list files on the server.

The weakness was shared 04/01/1996. This vulnerability is known as CVE-1999-0070. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Technical details and also a public exploit are known. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 06/23/2021). Due to its background and reception, this vulnerability has a historic impact.

It is declared as highly functional. We expect the 0-day to have been worth approximately $5k-$25k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 10282 (Multiple Vendor test-cgi Arbitrary File Access), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CGI abuses.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. Attack attempts may be identified with Snort ID 835. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 1012.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (149), Vulnerability Center (SBV-204) and Tenable (10282).


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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.1

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Temp Score: 5.1
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-269
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Highly functional
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Nessus ID: 10282
Nessus Name: Multiple Vendor test-cgi Arbitrary File Access
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Snort ID: 835
Snort Message: SERVER-WEBAPP test-cgi access
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06/22/1999 +1177 days 🔍
10/23/2002 +1219 days 🔍
06/17/2014 +4255 days 🔍
06/23/2021 +2562 days 🔍


Vendor: https://www.apache.org/

Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-0070 (🔍)
X-Force: 149
Vulnerability Center: 204 - test-cgi Program Enables Directory Listing on Server, Medium
SecurityFocus: 2003

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013


Created: 06/17/2014 04:58 PM
Updated: 06/23/2021 01:43 AM
Changes: (3) vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_basescore exploit_price_0day source_nessus_risk
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