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Category:   Application (Web Server/CGI)  >   Apache Tomcat Vendors:   Apache Software Foundation
(Oracle Issues Fix for Oracle Linux) Apache Tomcat Default Servlet Error Handling Bug May Let Remote Users Bypass HTTP Method Restrictions on the Target Error Page
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1039018
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-5664   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 28 2017
Impact:   Modification of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 7.0.0 to 7.0.77, 8.0.0.RC1 to 8.0.43, 8.5.0 to 8.5.14, 9.0.0.M1 to 9.0.0.M20
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apache Tomcat. A remote user can bypass security controls on the target system.

The Default Servlet error page mechanism does not properly handle certain HTTP request methods for static error pages. As a result, a remote user may be able to bypass HTTP method restrictions and cause unexpected actions to occur for static error pages, potentially including the deletion or replacement of the target error page.

Aniket Nandkishor Kulkarni from Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, Mumbai, India reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user may be able to cause a target error page to be deleted or replaced.
Solution:   Oracle has issued a fix.

The Oracle Linux advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Oracle)
Underlying OS Comments:  7

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Jun 8 2017 Apache Tomcat Default Servlet Error Handling Bug May Let Remote Users Bypass HTTP Method Restrictions on the Target Error Page

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [El-errata] ELSA-2017-1809 Important: Oracle Linux 7 tomcat security update

Oracle Linux Security Advisory ELSA-2017-1809

The following updated rpms for Oracle Linux 7 have been uploaded to the 
Unbreakable Linux Network:



Description of changes:

- Resolves: rhbz#1441487 CVE-2017-5648 tomcat: Calls to application 
listeners did not use the appropriate facade object
- Resolves: rhbz#1441480 CVE-2017-5647 tomcat: Incorrect handling of 
pipelined requests when send file was used
- Resolves: rhbz#1459746 CVE-2017-5664 tomcat: Security constrained 
bypass in error page mechanism

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