Apache Jakarta Tomcat delivers file contents

apache-tomcat-file-contents (4205) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


Jakarta Tomcat could allow an attacker to read the contents of any file on the Web server. The program includes a sample file, source.jsp, that displays the contents of a requested file in a Web browser. By using "dot dot" (../) sequences, a remote attacker could use the source.jsp file to traverse directories and read the contents of any file on the Web server.


Obtain Information


Upgrade to the latest version of Apache (3.1 or later), from the Jakarta Project Web site. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • Apache HTTP Server 3.1


Mar 22, 2000

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