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Category:   Application (Web Server/CGI)  >   Apache Tomcat Vendors:   Apache Software Foundation
(Red Hat Issues Fix) Apache Tomcat System Property Replacement Feature Lets Applications Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1039068
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1039068
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-6794   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 3 2017
Impact:   Disclosure of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 6.0.0 to 6.0.45, 7.0.0 to 7.0.70, 8.0.0.RC1 to 8.0.36, 8.5.0 to 8.5.4, 9.0.0.M1 to 9.0.0.M9
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apache Tomcat. An application can obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.

An application can invoke the system property replacement feature to bypass a configured SecurityManager and read potentially sensitive system properties.

Impact:   An application can read potentially sensitive system properties.
Solution:   Red Hat has issued a fix.

The Red Hat advisory is available at:

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:2247

Vendor URL:  access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:2247 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)
Underlying OS Comments:  7

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