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Category:   Application (Web Server/CGI)  >   Apache Tomcat Vendors:   Apache Software Foundation
(Red Hat Issues Fix) Tomcat RequestDispatcher Bug Lets Remote Users Bypass Access Restrictions
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021355
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021355
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-2370   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 8 2008
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 4.1.0 to 4.1.37, 5.5.0 to 5.5.26, 6.0.0 to 6.0.16
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Tomcat. A remote user can bypass certain access restriction.

When a RequestDispatcher is used, a remote user can submit a specially crafted request to access content that is ostensibly protected by a security constraint or by its location under the WEB-INF directory.

Stefano Di Paola of Minded Security Research Labs reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can bypass certain security restrictions to access content that is ostensibly protected.
Solution:   Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Network Satellite Server.

The Red Hat advisory is available at:

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-1007.html

Vendor URL:  tomcat.apache.org/security.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)
Underlying OS Comments:  4

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Aug 4 2008 Tomcat RequestDispatcher Bug Lets Remote Users Bypass Access Restrictions



 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [RHSA-2008:1007-01] Low: tomcat security update for Red Hat Network


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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Low: tomcat security update for Red Hat Network Satellite Server
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2008:1007-01
Product:           Red Hat Network Satellite Server
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-1007.html
Issue date:        2008-12-08
CVE Names:         CVE-2008-1232 CVE-2008-1947 CVE-2008-2370 
                   CVE-2008-2938 CVE-2008-3271 
=====================================================================

1. Summary:

Updated tomcat packages that fix multiple security issues are now available
for Red Hat Network Satellite Server.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Network Satellite Server 5.1 (RHEL v.4 AS) - noarch

3. Description:

This update corrects several security vulnerabilities in the Tomcat
component shipped as part of Red Hat Network Satellite Server. In a
typical operating environment, Tomcat is not exposed to users
of Satellite Server in a vulnerable manner. These security updates will
reduce risk in unique Satellite Server environments.

Multiple flaws were fixed in the Apache Tomcat package. (CVE-2008-1232,
CVE-2008-1947, CVE-2008-2370, CVE-2008-2938, CVE-2008-3271)

Users of Red Hat Network Satellite Server 5.0 or 5.1 are advised to update
to these Tomcat packages which resolve these issues.

4. Solution:

This update is available via Red Hat Network.  Details on how to use the
Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/satellite/Red_Hat_Network_Satellite-5.0.0/html/Installation_Guide/s1-maintenance-update.html

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

446393 - CVE-2008-1947 Tomcat host manager xss - name field
456120 - CVE-2008-2938 tomcat Unicode directory traversal vulnerability
457597 - CVE-2008-1232 tomcat: Cross-Site-Scripting enabled by sendError call
457934 - CVE-2008-2370 tomcat RequestDispatcher information disclosure vulnerability
466875 - CVE-2008-3271 tomcat  RemoteFilterValve Information disclosure

6. Package List:

Red Hat Network Satellite Server 5.1 (RHEL v.4 AS):

noarch:
tomcat5-5.0.30-0jpp_12rh.noarch.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and 
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1232
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1947
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2370
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2938
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3271
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#low
http://tomcat.apache.org/security-5.html

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>.  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2008 Red Hat, Inc.
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