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Mitigate CVE-2022-27925 on Nginx

   KB 24469        Last updated on 2022-08-22  

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ZCS versions before 8.8.15 Patch 31 and 9.0.0 Patch 24 are vulnerable to "CVE-2022-27925".

Accessing the below webmail URL of a vulnerable system returns a "500 Server Error".

curl https://mail.example.com/service/extension/backup/mboximport

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;charset=utf-8"/>
<title>Error 500 Server Error</title>
<body><h2>HTTP ERROR 500</h2>
<p>Problem accessing /service/extension/backup/mboximport. Reason:
<pre>Server Error</pre></p>


On the old ZCS versions, we have to modify Nginx templates on proxy servers to mitigate "CVE-2022-27925".

1) Take a backup of current templates directory "/opt/zimbra/conf/nginx/templates".

sudo cp -pvr /opt/zimbra/conf/nginx/templates /opt/zimbra/conf/nginx/templates.`date +%Y%m%d%H%M%S`.bak 

2) Modify both admin templates and the following location block at the end before closing the server block.

    location ^~ /service/extension/backup/mboximport
        return 404;

Admin template files:


For a better understanding take a look at the following screenshots of the new location block.

Default entry before modification:
CVE-2022-27925 image1.PNG
After modification:
CVE-2022-27925 image2.PNG

3) Now modify the following HTTP and HTTPS templates, and add the same new location block at the end before the last "include" line.

HTTP and HTTPS template files:


Default entry before modification:
CVE-2022-27925 image3.PNG
After modification:
CVE-2022-27925 image4.PNG

4) Restart Proxy and Memcache services.

su - zimbra
zmproxyctl restart
zmmemcachedctl restart 

5) After applying these changes, requests for mboximport returns a 404 Error.

curl https://mail.example.com/service/extension/backup/mboximport

<head> <title>404 Not Found</title> </head>
<center><h1>404 Not Found</h1></center>

Submitted by: Heera Singh Koranga
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Article ID: https://wiki.zimbra.com/index.php?title=Mitigate_CVE-2022-27925_on_Nginx Date Modified: 2022-08-22

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