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Category:   Application (Web Server/CGI)  >   Apache Tomcat Vendors:   Apache Software Foundation
(HPE Issues Fix) Apache Tomcat getResource() Lets Applications Obtain Certain Directory Listings
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1035475
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1035475
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-5174   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 5 2016
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 6.0.0 to 6.0.44, 7.0.0 to 7.0.64, 8.0.0.RC1 to 8.0.26
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apache Tomcat. A remote user can view certain directory listings on the target system.

The getResource(), getResourceAsStream(), and getResourcePaths() ServletContext methods do not properly validate user-supplied path values containing '/..' directory traversal characters. An application can supply a specially crafted request to view a directory listing for the web application directory.

Impact:   An application can view a directory listing for the web application directory.
Solution:   HPE has issued a fix.

The HPE advisory is available at:

http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c05054964

Vendor URL:  h20564.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c05054964 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (HP/UX)
Underlying OS Comments:  11.31

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