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Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2009 12:24:11 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Steven M. Christey" <>
To: OSS Security List <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request: PDF XSS in ModSecurity / apache2
 mod_security 2.5.8

My read is that 2.5.8 fixed this, but the version was quickly changed to
handle the other issue.

- Steve

Name: CVE-2009-1903
Status: Candidate
Reference: CONFIRM:
Reference: FEDORA:FEDORA-2009-2654
Reference: URL:
Reference: FEDORA:FEDORA-2009-2686
Reference: URL:
Reference: BID:34096
Reference: URL:
Reference: OSVDB:52552
Reference: URL:
Reference: SECUNIA:34256
Reference: URL:
Reference: SECUNIA:34311
Reference: URL:
Reference: VUPEN:ADV-2009-0703
Reference: URL:
Reference: XF:modsecurity-pdfxss-dos(49211)
Reference: URL:

The PDF XSS protection feature in ModSecurity before 2.5.8 allows
remote attackers to cause a denial of service (Apache httpd crash) via
a request for a PDF file that does not use the GET method.

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