GLSA-200705-03 : Tomcat: Information disclosure

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25133


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


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.


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25133

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200705-03.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/05/02

Modified: 2016/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:ND/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:tomcat, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/05/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/03/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0450

OSVDB: 34769

GLSA: 200705-03

CWE: 22