Vulnerability CVE-2008-2370


Published: 2008-08-03   Modified: 2012-02-12

Description:
Apache Tomcat 4.1.0 through 4.1.37, 5.5.0 through 5.5.26, and 6.0.0 through 6.0.16, when a RequestDispatcher is used, performs path normalization before removing the query string from the URI, which allows remote attackers to conduct directory traversal attacks and read arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in a request parameter.

See advisories in our WLB2 database:
Topic
Author
Date
Med.
Apache Tomcat information disclosure vulnerability
Stefano Di Paola
04.08.2008

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 -> Tomcat 

 References:
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2008/Oct/msg00001.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-09/msg00004.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-02/msg00002.html
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=123376588623823&w=2
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=139344343412337&w=2
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/4099
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3216
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2008-401.htm
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-200902e.html
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:188
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0648.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0862.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0864.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/495022/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/507985/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30494
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31681
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020623
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0002.html
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0016.html
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2305
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2780
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2823
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/0320
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/0503
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1535
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/2215
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/3316
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/44156
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/06cfb634bc7bf37af7d8f760f118018746ad8efbd519c4b789ac9c2e@%3Cdev.tomcat.apache.org%3E
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/29dc6c2b625789e70a9c4756b5a327e6547273ff8bde7e0327af48c5@%3Cdev.tomcat.apache.org%3E
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/8dcaf7c3894d66cb717646ea1504ea6e300021c85bb4e677dc16b1aa@%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%3A10577
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A5876
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-September/msg00712.html
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-September/msg00859.html
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-September/msg00889.html

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