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Category:   Application (Web Server/CGI)  >   Apache Tomcat Vendors:   Apache Software Foundation
(Red Hat Issues Fix) Tomcat Input Validation Hole in Host Manager Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021356
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021356
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1947   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 8 2008
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 6.0.0 - 6.0.16
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Tomcat in the Host Manager application. A remote user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

The Host Manager web application does not properly filter HTML code from user-supplied input before displaying the input. A remote user can create a specially crafted URL that, when loaded by a target user, will cause arbitrary scripting code to be executed by the target user's browser. The code will originate from the site running the Tomcat software and will run in the security context of that site. As a result, the code will be able to access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.

Impact:   A remote user can access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site running the Tomcat software, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.
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:   Input validation 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 Input Validation Hole in Host Manager Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks



 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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