Bug 961803 (CVE-2013-2071)

Summary: CVE-2013-2071 tomcat: Information disclosure in asynchronous context when using AsyncListeners that threw RuntimeExceptions
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Jan Lieskovsky <jlieskov>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact:
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Priority: low    
Version: unspecifiedCC: akurtako, djorm, dknox, dwalluck, ivan.afonichev, java-sig-commits, jrusnack, kdaniel, sochotni
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: Apache Tomcat 7.0.40 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-07-03 18:08:06 UTC Type: ---
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Bug Depends On: 961806, 962270    
Bug Blocks: 959037, 961808    

Description Jan Lieskovsky 2013-05-10 12:34:51 UTC
An information disclosure flaw was found in the way asynchronous context implementation of Apache Tomcat, an Apache Servlet/JSP Engine, performed request information management in certain circumstances (formerly certain elements of a previous request might have been exposed to the current request). If an application used AsyncListeners that threw RuntimeExceptions, a remote attacker could use this flaw to possibly obtain sensitive information.

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Comment 1 Jan Lieskovsky 2013-05-10 13:02:20 UTC
This issue affects the versions of the tomcat package, as shipped with Fedora release of 17 and 18. Please schedule an update.


This issue did NOT affect the versions of the tomcat6 packages, as shipped with Fedora release of 17 and 18 (as those versions did not contain the vulnerable code part yet).

Comment 2 Jan Lieskovsky 2013-05-10 13:02:53 UTC
Created tomcat tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 961806]

Comment 3 David Jorm 2013-05-13 04:26:35 UTC

This flaw only affects tomcat 7. Tomcat 5 and 6 are not affected. The jbossweb servlet container is also not affected.

Comment 5 errata-xmlrpc 2013-07-03 15:49:59 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  JBEWS 2 for RHEL 6

Via RHSA-2013:1012 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1012.html

Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2013-07-03 15:51:51 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  JBEWS 2 for RHEL 5

Via RHSA-2013:1011 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1011.html

Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2013-07-03 16:22:56 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat JBoss Web Server 2.0.1

Via RHSA-2013:1013 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1013.html