CVE-2011-4940

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Date: June 27, 2012

The list_directory function in Lib/SimpleHTTPServer.py in SimpleHTTPServer in Python before 2.5.6c1, 2.6.x before 2.6.7 rc2, and 2.7.x before 2.7.2 does not place a charset parameter in the Content-Type HTTP header, which makes it easier for remote attackers to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks against Internet Explorer 7 via UTF-7 encoding.

Language: Python

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Weakness Type (CWE)

Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)

CWE-79

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Base Score:
Access Vector (AV): NETWORK
Access Complexity (AC): HIGH
Authentication (AU): NONE
Confidentiality (C): NONE
Integrity (I): PARTIAL
Availability (A): NONE
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