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Apache Tomcat WAR Deployment Directory Traversal Weaknesses and Security Issue

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Release Date:  2010-01-25    Views:  8,379

Secunia Advisory SA38316

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Security Bypass, Manipulation of data, Exposure of sensitive information

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Some weaknesses and a security issue have been reported in Apache Tomcat, which can be exploited by malicious users and malicious people to manipulate certain data, and by malicious people to gain access to potentially sensitive information.

1) In case of a failed undeploy, some autodeployed files may remain with improper access restrictions, potentially leading to e.g. the disclosure of sensitive information.

2) The application does not properly sanitise the file name of WAR files, which can be exploited to e.g. delete files within the host's work directory by deploying WAR files with directory traversal sequences in the file name.

3) The application does not properly sanitise the file names of files contained in a WAR file, which can be exploited to e.g. create arbitrary files outside of the web root via a specially crafted WAR file.

The weaknesses and the security issue are reported in version 6.0.0 to 6.0.20.


Solution:
Update to version 6.0.24 or apply patch.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
1, 2) Reported by the vendor.
3) The vendor credits Marc Schoenefeld, Red Hat Security Response Team

Original Advisory:
http://tomcat.apache.org/security-6.html
1) http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2010-01/0476.html
2) http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2010-01/0478.html
3) http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2010-01/0477.html

Deep Links:
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