Apache Tomcat < 6.0.18 Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Apache Tomcat server is affected by multiple
vulnerabilities.

Description :

According to its self-reported version number, the instance of Apache
Tomcat listening on the remote host is prior to 6.0.18. It is,
therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- The remote Apache Tomcat installation is affected by a
cross-site scripting vulnerability in the
HttpServletResponse.sendError method due to improper
validation of user-supplied input to the 'message'
argument. An attacker can exploit this to execute
arbitrary script code in a user's browser session.
(CVE-2008-1232)

- A cross-site scripting vulnerability exists in the host
manager application due to improper validation of
user-supplied input to the 'hostname' parameter. An
attacker can exploit this to execute arbitrary script
code in a user's browser session. (CVE-2008-1947)

- A traversal vulnerability exists when using a
RequestDispatcher in combination with a servlet or JSP
that allows a remote attacker to utilize a specially
crafted request parameter to access protected web
resources. (CVE-2008-2370)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead
relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

See also :

http://tomcat.apache.org/security-6.html#Fixed_in_Apache_Tomcat_6.0.18

Solution :

Upgrade to Apache Tomcat version 6.0.18 or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 47578 ()

Bugtraq ID: 30494
30496

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1232
CVE-2008-1947
CVE-2008-2370

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