Intrusion Prevention

Apache.httpd.mod_proxy_balancer.XSS

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability in Apache HTTP web server mod_proxy_balancer.
The vulnerability is due to a lack of input validation when handling crafted HTTP request. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to execute arbitrary script code within the context of the application, via a crafted HTTP request.

Affected Products

Apache Software Foundation HTTP Server 2.2.x prior to 2.2.24
Apache Software Foundation HTTP Server 2.4.x prior to 2.4.4

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can execute arbitrary script code in the context of the affected site.

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
http://httpd.apache.org/security/vulnerabilities_22.html

CVE References

CVE-2012-4558