CVE-2017-5664

MEDIUM

Description

The error page mechanism of the Java Servlet Specification requires that, when an error occurs and an error page is configured for the error that occurred, the original request and response are forwarded to the error page. This means that the request is presented to the error page with the original HTTP method. If the error page is a static file, expected behaviour is to serve content of the file as if processing a GET request, regardless of the actual HTTP method. The Default Servlet in Apache Tomcat 9.0.0.M1 to 9.0.0.M20, 8.5.0 to 8.5.14, 8.0.0.RC1 to 8.0.43 and 7.0.0 to 7.0.77 did not do this. Depending on the original request this could lead to unexpected and undesirable results for static error pages including, if the DefaultServlet is configured to permit writes, the replacement or removal of the custom error page. Notes for other user provided error pages: (1) Unless explicitly coded otherwise, JSPs ignore the HTTP method. JSPs used as error pages must must ensure that they handle any error dispatch as a GET request, regardless of the actual method. (2) By default, the response generated by a Servlet does depend on the HTTP method. Custom Servlets used as error pages must ensure that they handle any error dispatch as a GET request, regardless of the actual method.

References

http://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3891

http://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3892

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpuapr2018-3678067.html

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujan2018-3236628.html

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http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/98888

http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1038641

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:1801

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:1802

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:1809

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:2493

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:2494

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:2633

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https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:3080

https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/[email protected]%3Cdev.tomcat.apache.org%3E

https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/[email protected]%3Cdev.tomcat.apache.org%3E

https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/[email protected]%3Cdev.tomcat.apache.org%3E

https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/[email protected]%3Cdev.tomcat.apache.org%3E

https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/[email protected]%3Cdev.tomcat.apache.org%3E

https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/[email protected]%3Cdev.tomcat.apache.org%3E

https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/[email protected]%3Cdev.tomcat.apache.org%3E

https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/[email protected]%3Cdev.tomcat.apache.org%3E

https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/[email protected]%3Cannounce.tomcat.apache.org%3E

https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/[email protected]%3Cdev.tomcat.apache.org%3E

https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/[email protected]%3Cdev.tomcat.apache.org%3E

https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/[email protected]%3Cdev.tomcat.apache.org%3E

https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20171019-0002/

https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-hpesbux03828en_us

https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpuapr2019-5072813.html

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2017-06-06

Updated: 2019-04-23

Type: CWE-254

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 10

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: HIGH