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.
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Subject: Apache Tomcat 5 WAR Deployment Directory Traversal Weaknesses and Security Issue
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