Apache Tomcat SingleSignOn information disclosure

apache-singlesignon-information-disclosure (39804) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

Apache Tomcat could allow a remote attacker from within the local network to obtain sensitive information. When the SingleSignOn valve is set up to work over HTTPS, the JSESSIONIDSSO cookie is transmitted over insecure channels. By sending an HTTP request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain the cookie and other sensitive information.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 3.3
  Access Vector: Adjacent Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 2.4
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Apache Tomcat (5.5.21 or later), available from the Apache Tomcat Web site. See References.

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

References:

  • Apache Tomcat Web site: Apache Tomcat.
  • ASF Bugzilla Bug 41217: SingleSignOn Cookie does not honor https access: Login Information Disclosure.
  • CA Security Response Blog, Jan 23 2009, 06:04 PM: CA20090123-01: Cohesion Tomcat Multiple Vulnerabilities .
  • CA20090123-01: Security Notice for Cohesion Tomcat.
  • Novell Document ID: 7006398: Tomcat 5.0.28 in ZLM 7.3 subject to "Multiple Vendor Multiple HTTP Request Smuggling Vulnerabilities".
  • BID-27365: Apache Tomcat SingleSignOn Remote Information Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2008-0128: The SingleSignOn Valve (org.apache.catalina.authenticator.SingleSignOn) in Apache Tomcat before 5.5.21 does not set the secure flag for the JSESSIONIDSSO cookie in an https session, which can cause the cookie to be sent in http requests and make it easier for remote attackers to capture this cookie.
  • DSA-1468: tomcat5.5 -- several vulnerabilities
  • RHSA-2008-0261: Moderate: Red Hat Network Satellite Server security update
  • RHSA-2008-0524: Low: Red Hat Network Satellite Server security update
  • RHSA-2008-0630: Low: Red Hat Network Satellite Server security update
  • RHSA-2010-0602: Moderate: Red Hat Certificate System 7.3 security update
  • SA28552: Apache Tomcat SingleSignOn Information Disclosure
  • SA33668: CA Cohesion Application Configuration Manager Apache Tomcat Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA40425: Novell ZENworks Linux Management Tomcat Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SUSE-SR:2008:005: SUSE Security Summary Report

Platforms Affected:

  • 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 5.5.3
  • 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
  • CA Cohesion Application Configuration Manager 4.5 SP1
  • CA Cohesion Application Configuration Manager 4.5
  • Debian Debian Linux 4.0
  • Novell ZENworks Linux Management 7.3
  • RedHat Certificate System 7.3
  • RedHat Network Satellite Server 4.2
  • RedHat Network Satellite Server 5.0
  • RedHat Network Satellite Server 5.1

Reported:

Jan 22, 2008

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