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Apache HTTP Server Header Injection Cross-Site Scripting (CVE-2006-3918)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1161
Date Published:
Last Updated:
Source: Research Team
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2006-3918
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75 and above
Who is Vulnerable?

Apache Software Foundation Apache 2.0.57
Apache Software Foundation Apache 1.3.34
Apache Software Foundation Apache 2.2.1
Vulnerability Description
A Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability has been reported in Apache HTTP servers. The vulnerability is due to lack of sanitization for data supplied in the HTTP request header. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by sending an HTTP request containing crafted request header to the target server, potentially causing information disclosure or execution of malicious scripts in the security context of web server. This protection was previously known as Apache Header Injection.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

To configure the defense, select your product from the list below and follow the related protection steps.

Security Gateway R70 / R71 / R75 and above

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Apache HTTP Server Header Injection Cross-Site Scripting protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

How Do I Know if My Network is Under Attack?
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:

Attack Name:  Apache Server Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Apache HTTP Server Header Injection Cross-Site Scripting