Bug 457934 - (CVE-2008-2370) CVE-2008-2370 tomcat RequestDispatcher information disclosure vulnerability
CVE-2008-2370 tomcat RequestDispatcher information disclosure vulnerability
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
unspecified
All Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
source=asf,public=20080801,reported=2...
: Security
Depends On: 458088 458089 458097 458099 458100 458443 458444 458445 458634 458635 460125 460126 460127 460131 460132 470238 470239
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Reported: 2008-08-05 12:03 EDT by Marc Schoenefeld
Modified: 2013-07-03 02:52 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-07-03 02:52:56 EDT
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Description Marc Schoenefeld 2008-08-05 12:03:59 EDT
When using a RequestDispatcher the target path was normalised before the
query string was removed. A request that included a specially crafted
request parameter could be used to access content that would otherwise be
protected by a security constraint or by locating it in under the WEB-INF
directory.
Comment 1 Marc Schoenefeld 2008-08-05 12:05:19 EDT
Patch for Tomcat 5.5.x available upstream:

http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=680949&view=rev
Comment 2 Marc Schoenefeld 2008-08-05 12:07:41 EDT
Example:

For a page that contains:
<%
pageContext.forward("/page2.jsp?somepar=someval&par="+request.getParameter("blah"));
%>
an attacker can use:
http://host/page.jsp?blah=/../WEB-INF/web.xml
Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2008-09-05 13:10:43 EDT
tomcat6-6.0.18-1.1.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/tomcat6-6.0.18-1.1.fc9
Comment 12 Fedora Update System 2008-09-11 13:17:10 EDT
tomcat6-6.0.18-1.1.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 13 Fedora Update System 2008-09-15 14:12:18 EDT
tomcat5-5.5.27-0jpp.1.fc8 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/tomcat5-5.5.27-0jpp.1.fc8
Comment 14 Fedora Update System 2008-09-15 16:13:56 EDT
tomcat5-5.5.27-0jpp.2.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/tomcat5-5.5.27-0jpp.2.fc9
Comment 15 Fedora Update System 2008-09-15 16:16:27 EDT
tomcat5-5.5.27-0jpp.2.fc8 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/tomcat5-5.5.27-0jpp.2.fc8
Comment 16 Fedora Update System 2008-09-16 19:24:58 EDT
tomcat5-5.5.27-0jpp.2.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 17 Fedora Update System 2008-09-16 19:28:24 EDT
tomcat5-5.5.27-0jpp.2.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 20 errata-xmlrpc 2010-08-04 17:30:58 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Certificate System 7.3

Via RHSA-2010:0602 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0602.html

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