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Bug 230045 - CVE-2007-0774 mod_jk overflow flaw
CVE-2007-0774 mod_jk overflow flaw
Product: Red Hat Web Application Stack
Classification: Retired
Component: mod_jk (Show other bugs)
All Linux
urgent Severity urgent
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Assigned To: Vivek Lakshmanan
Len DiMaggio
: Security
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Reported: 2007-02-26 05:00 EST by Mark J. Cox (Product Security)
Modified: 2007-03-02 13:30 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: RHSA-2007-0096
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-03-02 13:30:36 EST
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patch from jclere (855 bytes, patch)
2007-02-26 05:00 EST, Mark J. Cox (Product Security)
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Description Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2007-02-26 05:00:40 EST
This issue is embargoed until probably Tue 27th Feb (it may well be Wed).
Please do not release anything until you see an update publically on the
Tomcat site (

-- VULNERABILITY DETAILS -----------------------------------------------

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of Apache Tomcat Connector. Authentication is not
required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists in the URI handler for the library.
When parsing a long URL request, the URI worker map routine performs an
unsafe memory copy. This results in a stack overflow condition which can
be leveraged execute arbitrary code.

The vulnerable routine exists in native/common/jk_uri_worker_map.c:

    char url[JK_MAX_URI_LEN+1];
    for (i = 0; i < strlen(uri); i++)
    if (uri[i] == ';')
    url[i] = uri[i]; // Overflow if length(uri) > 4095
    url[i] = '\0';

This is the commit that added the flaw:

Patch from Tomcat security team attached.

-- VERSIONS ------------------------------------------------------------

Please note this issue only affected versions 1.2.19 and 1.2.20 of the
Apache Tomcat JK Web Server Connector and not previous versions.  Tomcat
5.5.20 and Tomcat 4.1.34 included a vulnerable version in their source
packages.  Other versions of Tomcat were not affected.
Comment 1 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2007-02-26 05:00:42 EST
Created attachment 148786 [details]
patch from jclere
Comment 2 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2007-02-26 05:11:09 EST
RHSA-2007:0096 created ready for updated mod_jk packages
Comment 4 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2007-03-02 13:27:13 EST
Removing embargo, this is now public at:
Comment 5 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-03-02 13:30:36 EST
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

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