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Apache Tomcat 5 WAR Deployment Directory Traversal Weaknesses and Security Issue

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Release Date:  2010-01-25    Views:  5,307

Secunia Advisory SA38346

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Security Bypass, Manipulation of data, Exposure of sensitive information

Solution Status:

Vendor Workaround

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.

An error within the autodeployment functionality may lead to deployed files with improper access restrictions and missing input validation when deploying WAR files can be exploited to e.g. delete files within the host's work directory or create arbitrary files outside of the web root.

For more information:
SA38316

The weaknesses and the security issue are reported in version 5.5.0 to 5.5.28.


Solution:
Fixed in the SVN repository. Reportedly, this will be fixed in the upcoming version 5.5.29.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Original Advisory:
http://tomcat.apache.org/security-5.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:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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