Apache Tomcat proxy module directory traversal

tomcat-proxy-directory-traversal (32988) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Apache Tomcat when used with Apache HTTP Server could allow a remote attacker to traverse directories on the system. An attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request to the mod_proxy, mod_rewrite, or mod_jk proxy modules containing "dot dot" sequences (/../) appended with "/", "\", or "%5C" characters to view arbitrary files on the system and possibly gain access to the Tomcat Manager Application.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 5.3
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 4.6
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Apache Tomcat (6.0.10, 5.5.23, or later), available from the Apache Tomcat Web site. See References.

For Gentoo Linux:
Refer to GLSA 200705-03 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Red Hat Linux:
Refer to RHSA-2007:0327 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Mac OS:
Apply Apple Security Update 2007-007, available from the Apple Web site. See References.

For SUSE Linux:
Refer to SUSE-SR:2007:015 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For other distributions:
Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Apache HTTP Server
  • Apache Tomcat 5.0.19
  • Apache Tomcat 5.0.28
  • Apache Tomcat 5.5.0
  • Apache Tomcat 5.5.1
  • Apache Tomcat 5.5.10
  • Apache Tomcat 5.5.11
  • Apache Tomcat 5.5.12
  • Apache Tomcat 5.5.13
  • Apache Tomcat 5.5.14
  • Apache Tomcat 5.5.15
  • Apache Tomcat 5.5.16
  • Apache Tomcat 5.5.17
  • Apache Tomcat 5.5.18
  • Apache Tomcat 5.5.19
  • Apache Tomcat 5.5.2
  • Apache Tomcat 5.5.20
  • Apache Tomcat 5.5.21
  • Apache Tomcat 5.5.22
  • Apache Tomcat 5.5.3
  • Apache Tomcat 5.5.4
  • Apache Tomcat 5.5.5
  • Apache Tomcat 5.5.6
  • Apache Tomcat 5.5.7
  • Apache Tomcat 5.5.8
  • Apache Tomcat 5.5.9
  • Apache Tomcat 6.0.9
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.10
  • CA Cohesion Application Configuration Manager 4.5
  • CA Cohesion Application Configuration Manager 4.5 SP1
  • Gentoo Linux
  • HP HP-UX B.11.11
  • HP HP-UX B.11.23
  • HP HP-UX B.11.31
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007.1 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0
  • RedHat Application Stack v1 for EL AS 4
  • RedHat Application Stack v1 for EL ES 4
  • RedHat Certificate System 7.3
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Server
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client Workstation
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Desktop 5.0
  • RedHat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 Itanium
  • RedHat Network Satellite Server 4.0
  • RedHat Network Satellite Server 4.1
  • RedHat Network Satellite Server 4.2
  • RedHat Network Satellite Server 5.0
  • RedHat RHEL Application Server 2
  • RedHat RHEL Developer Suite 3
  • Sun Solaris 10 x86
  • Sun Solaris 10 SPARC
  • Sun Solaris 9 x86
  • Sun Solaris 9 SPARC
  • SUSE SuSE Linux
  • VMware ESX Server 3.0.1
  • VMware ESX Server 3.0.2
  • VMware VirtualCenter Management Server 2.0.2

Reported:

Mar 14, 2007

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