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Category:   Application (Web Server/CGI)  >   Apache Tomcat Vendors:   Apache Software Foundation
(Sun Issues Fix) Tomcat RequestDispatcher Bug Lets Remote Users Bypass Access Restrictions
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021775
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021775
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-2370   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 26 2009
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:   Sun has issued a fix.

SPARC Platform

* Solaris 9 with patch 114016-03 or later
* Solaris 10 with patch 122911-15 or later
* OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_101 or later

x86 Platform

* Solaris 9 with patch 114017-03 or later
* Solaris 10 with patch 122912-15 or later
* OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_101 or later

The Sun advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-251986-1

Vendor URL:  tomcat.apache.org/security.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)
Underlying OS Comments:  9, 10, OpenSolaris

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