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Category:   OS (Other)  >   OpenVMS Vendors:   HPE
(HPE Issues Fix for OpenVMS) Apache Tomcat getResource() Lets Applications Obtain Certain Directory Listings
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036010
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036010
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-5174   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 1 2016
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apache Tomcat. A remote user can view certain directory listings on the target system. OpenVMS is affected.

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 for CVE-2015-5174 for OpenVMS (CSWS JAVA TOMCAT_CUMULATIVE_SECURITY_PATCH_MARCH16.BCK).

The HPE advisory is available at:

http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c05158626

Vendor URL:  h20564.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c05158626 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error

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Feb 22 2016 Apache Tomcat getResource() Lets Applications Obtain Certain Directory Listings



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