#VU64089 Improper Authentication

Published: 2022-06-08

Vulnerability identifier: #VU64089

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 5.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-31813


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Apache HTTP Server
Server applications / Web servers

Vendor: Apache Foundation


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to bypass authentication process.

The vulnerability exists due to an error in mod_proxy implementation, where the web server may not send the X-Forwarded-* headers to the origin server based on client side Connection header hop-by-hop mechanism. A remote attacker can bypass IP based authentication on the origin server/application and gain access to otherwise restricted functionality.

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Vulnerable software versions

Apache HTTP Server: 2.0 - 2.4.53


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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

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