Apache Tomcat contextAdmin Arbitrary File Access

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Synopsis :

It may be possible to access arbitrary files from the remote system.

Description :

The page /admin/contextAdmin/contextAdmin.html
can be accessed.

This allows an attacker to add context to your Tomcat
web server, and potentially to read arbitrary files
on this server.

Solution :

restrict access to /admin or remove this
context, and do not run Tomcat as root.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.4
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/RC:C)

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 10477 ()

Bugtraq ID: 1548

CVE ID: CVE-2000-0672