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Category:   Application (Web Server/CGI)  >   Apache Tomcat Vendors:   Apache Software Foundation
Tomcat WebDAV Servlet Lets Remote Users View Arbitrary Files
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018864
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018864
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-5461   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 26 2007
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 4.0.0 - 4.0.6, 4.1.0, 5.0.x, 5.5.0 - 5.5.25, 6.0.0 - 6.0.14
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Tomcat. A remote user can view files on the target system.

If a WebDAV servlet is configured and enabled for write, a remote user can supply a specially crafted request containing a SYSTEM tag to view the contents of arbitrary files on the target system.

eliteb0y reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can view the contents of arbitrary files on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix for version 5.5 and 6.0, available via SVN.

The Apache advisory is available at:

http://tomcat.apache.org/security-6.html

Vendor URL:  tomcat.apache.org/security-6.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Mar 11 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Tomcat WebDAV Servlet Lets Remote Users View Arbitrary Files
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Apr 28 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Tomcat WebDAV Servlet Lets Remote Users View Arbitrary Files
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Developer Suite v.3.
Jun 18 2008 (VMware Issues Fix for ESX Server) Tomcat WebDAV Servlet Lets Remote Users View Arbitrary Files
VMware has issued a fix for VMware ESX Server.
Jul 1 2008 (Apple Issues Fix for Mac OS X) Tomcat WebDAV Servlet Lets Remote Users View Arbitrary Files
Apple has issued a fix for Mac OS X.
Jul 2 2008 (Sun Issues Fix for Solaris) Tomcat WebDAV Servlet Lets Remote Users View Arbitrary Files
Sun has issued a fix for Solaris 10.
Oct 3 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Tomcat WebDAV Servlet Lets Remote Users View Arbitrary Files
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Application Server.



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