GLSA-200705-03 : Tomcat: Information disclosure

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200705-03
(Tomcat: Information disclosure)

Tomcat allows special characters like slash, backslash or URL-encoded
backslash as a separator, while Apache does not.

Impact :

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted URL to the vulnerable
Tomcat server, possibly resulting in a directory traversal and read
access to arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running
Tomcat. Note that this vulnerability can only be exploited when using
apache proxy modules like mod_proxy, mod_rewrite or mod_jk.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200705-03.xml

Solution :

All Tomcat users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-servers/tomcat-5.5.22'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25133 (gentoo_GLSA-200705-03.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-0450