GLSA-200708-15 : Apache mod_jk: Directory traversal

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25921


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200708-15 (Apache mod_jk: Directory traversal)

Apache mod_jk decodes the URL within Apache before passing them to Tomcat, which decodes them a second time.
Impact :

A remote attacker could browse a specially crafted URL on an Apache server running mod_jk, possibly gaining access to restricted resources.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Apache mod_jk users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-apache/mod_jk-1.2.23'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25921

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200708-15.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Published: 2007/08/21

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:mod_jk, 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: 2007/08/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/05/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1860

BID: 24147

GLSA: 200708-15

CWE: 20, 22