Check Point Reference:CPAI-2014-1161
Date Published: 17 Mar 2014
Severity: High
Last Updated:17 Mar 2014
Source: 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.

  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.

SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:

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