Vulnerability CVE-2007-0450


Published: 2007-03-16   Modified: 2012-02-12

Description:
Directory traversal vulnerability in Apache HTTP Server and Tomcat 5.x before 5.5.22 and 6.x before 6.0.10, when using certain proxy modules (mod_proxy, mod_rewrite, mod_jk), allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) sequence with combinations of (1) "/" (slash), (2) "\" (backslash), and (3) URL-encoded backslash (%5C) characters in the URL, which are valid separators in Tomcat but not in Apache.

See advisories in our WLB2 database:
Topic
Author
Date
Med.
Apache HTTP Server / Tomcat directory traversal
David Matscheko
21.03.2007

Type:

CWE-22

(Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal'))

CVSS2 => (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
5/10
2.9/10
10/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
Low
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Partial
None
None
Affected software
Apache -> Http server 
Apache -> Tomcat 

 References:
http://community.ca.com/blogs/casecurityresponseblog/archive/2009/01/23.aspx
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=306172
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01178795
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce//2007/Jul/msg00004.html
http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2008/000003.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200705-03.xml
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/2446
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-239312-1
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2007-206.htm
http://support.ca.com/irj/portal/anonymous/phpsupcontent?contentID=197540
http://tomcat.apache.org/security-4.html
http://tomcat.apache.org/security-5.html
http://tomcat.apache.org/security-6.html
http://www.fujitsu.com/global/support/software/security/products-f/interstage-200702e.html
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:241
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_15_sr.html
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_5_sr.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0327.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0360.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0261.html
http://www.sec-consult.com/287.html
http://www.sec-consult.com/fileadmin/Advisories/20070314-0-apache_tomcat_directory_traversal.txt
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/462791/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/485938/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/500396/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/500412/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/22960
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/25159
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/0975
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/2732
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/3087
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/3386
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/0065
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1979/references
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/0233
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/32988
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/277d42b48b6e9aef50949c0dcc79ce21693091d73da246b3c1981925@%3Cdev.tomcat.apache.org%3E
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/29dc6c2b625789e70a9c4756b5a327e6547273ff8bde7e0327af48c5@%3Cdev.tomcat.apache.org%3E
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/5b7a23e245c93235c503900da854a143596d901bf1a1f67e851a5de4@%3Cdev.tomcat.apache.org%3E
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/8d2a579bbd977c225c70cb23b0ec54865fb0dab5da3eff1e060c9935@%3Cdev.tomcat.apache.org%3E
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/ba661b0edd913b39ff129a32d855620dd861883ade05fd88a8ce517d@%3Cdev.tomcat.apache.org%3E
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/c62b0e3a7bf23342352a5810c640a94b6db69957c5c19db507004d74@%3Cdev.tomcat.apache.org%3E
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10643

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