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Category:   Application (Web Server/CGI)  >   Apache Tomcat Vendors:   Apache Software Foundation
Tomcat Host Manager Input Validation Hole Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018558
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018558
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-3386   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 14 2007
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  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.5.0 to 5.5.24, 6.0.0 to 6.0.13
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Tomcat Host Manager. A remote user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

The Host Manager Servlet does not properly filter HTML code from user-supplied input before displaying the input. A remote user can create a specially crafted request 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 Host Manager 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.

A demonstration exploit is provided:

<form action="http://[target]:8080/host-manager/html/add" method="get">
<input type="hidden" NAME='name' VALUE="aaa">
<input type="hidden" NAME='aliases' VALUE="<script>alert()</script>">
<input type="submit">
</form>

The NTT OSS CENTER and JPCERT/CC reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site running the Tomcat Host Manager 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:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (6.0.14).
Vendor URL:  tomcat.apache.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Sep 26 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Tomcat Host Manager Input Validation Hole Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.



 Source Message Contents

Subject:  CVE-2007-3386: XSS in Host Manager

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CVE-2007-3386: XSS in Host Manager

Severity:
Low (Cross-site scripting)

Vendor:
The Apache Software Foundation

Versions Affected:
6.0.0 to 6.0.13
5.5.0 to 5.5.24

Description:
The Host Manager Servlet does not filter user supplied data before
display. This enables an XSS attack.

Mitigation:
Log out (close browser) of the Host Manager application once admin
tasks are complete
Upgrade to 6.0.14

Credit:
This issue was discovered by the NTT OSS CENTER who worked with the
JPCERT/CC to report the vulnerability.

Example:
<form action="http://localhost:8080/host-manager/html/add" method="get">
<input type="hidden" NAME='name' VALUE="aaa">
<input type="hidden" NAME='aliases' VALUE="<script>alert()</script>">
<input type="submit">
</form>

References:
http://tomcat.apache.org/security.html


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