Debian DSA-225-1 : tomcat4 - source disclosure

high Nessus Plugin ID 15062
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VPR Score: 5.8

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

A security vulnerability has been confirmed to exist in Apache Tomcat 4.0.x releases, which allows to use a specially crafted URL to return the unprocessed source of a JSP page, or, under special circumstances, a static resource which would otherwise have been protected by a security constraint, without the need for being properly authenticated. This is based on a variant of the exploit that was identified as CAN-2002-1148.

Solution

Upgrade the tomcat packages.

For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 4.0.3-3woody2.

The old stable distribution (potato) does not contain tomcat packages.

See Also

http://www.debian.org/security/2003/dsa-225

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 15062

File Name: debian_DSA-225.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/29/2004

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.8

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:tomcat4, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 1/9/2003

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-1394

DSA: 225