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Category:   Application (Web Server/CGI)  >   Apache Tomcat Vendors:   Apache Software Foundation
(Sun Issues Fix) Tomcat Input Validation Hole in Host Manager Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021776
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021776
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1947   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 26 2009
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:   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:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)
Underlying OS Comments:  9, 10, OpenSolaris

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



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