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Apache Tomcat Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Release Date:  2008-08-04    Last Update:  2008-12-19    Views:  13,227

Secunia Advisory SA31379

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Security Bypass, Cross Site Scripting, Exposure of system information, Exposure of sensitive information

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Some vulnerabilities have been reported in Apache Tomcat, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct cross-site scripting attacks, bypass certain security restrictions, or disclose sensitive information.

1) Input passed to the "HttpServletResponse.sendError()" function is not properly sanitised before being returned to the user in the HTTP "Reason-Phrase". This can be exploited to execute arbitrary HTML and script code in a user's browser session in context of an affected site.

2) The vulnerability is caused due to the application normalising the target path before removing the query string when using a "RequestDispatcher". This can be exploited to access normally restricted files via e.g. directory traversal attacks.

3) An input validation error can be exploited to download arbitrary files via directory traversal attacks.

Successful exploitation requires that a context is configured with allowLinking="true" and that the connector is configured with URIEncoding="UTF-8".

The vulnerabilities are reported in the following versions:
* 4.1.0 through 4.1.37
* 5.5.0 through 5.5.26


Solution:
Apache Tomcat 5.5.x:

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
1) The vendor credits Konstantin Kolinko.
2) The vendor credits Stefano Di Paola of Minded Security Research Labs.
3) Simon Ryeo

Original Advisory:
Apache:
http://tomcat.apache.org/security-4.html
http://tomcat.apache.org/security-5.html

http://marc.info/?l=tomcat-user&m=121759964027135&w=2
http://marc.info/?l=tomcat-user&m=121759966427171&w=2

Simon Ryeo:
http://milw0rm.com/exploits/6229

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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