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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-1232

Original release date: 08/03/2008
Last revised: 03/15/2014
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Apache Tomcat 4.1.0 through 4.1.37, 5.5.0 through 5.5.26, and 6.0.0 through 6.0.16 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a crafted string that is used in the message argument to the HttpServletResponse.sendError method.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/AU:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification

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External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31381
External Source: XF
Name: tomcat-httpservletresponse-xss(44155)
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5985
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://tomcat.apache.org/security-6.html
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2009:004
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20090806 CA20090806-02: Security Notice for Unicenter Asset Portfolio Management, Unicenter Desktop and Server Management, Unicenter Patch Management
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0864
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.ca.com/irj/portal/anonymous/phpsupcontent?contentID=209500
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0648
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBUX02401
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://tomcat.apache.org/security-5.html
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31639
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20091120 VMSA-2009-0016 VMware vCenter and ESX update release and vMA patch release address multiple security issue in third party components
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32222
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-3316
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0002.html
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 35474
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:188
External Source: HP
Name: SSRT090005
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31379
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://support.ca.com/irj/portal/anonymous/phpsupcontent?contentID=214095
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3216
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 57126
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 36108
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080801 [CVE-2008-1232] Apache Tomcat XSS vulnerability
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-8130
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBST02955
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-2194
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2305
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-8113
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-1609
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2008:018
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31891
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32266
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2008-10-09
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2780
External Source: BID
Name: 30496
Type: Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://support.ca.com/irj/portal/anonymous/phpsupcontent?contentID=209500
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2823
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://tomcat.apache.org/security-4.html
External Source: BID
Name: 31681
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2008-401.htm
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32120
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11181
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33797
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-7977
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31865
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0016.html
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-0503
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20090616 CA20090615-02: CA Service Desk Tomcat Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-0320
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 34013
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33999
External Source: SREASON
Name: 4098
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1020622
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://community.ca.com/blogs/casecurityresponseblog/archive/2009/06/15/ca20090615-02-ca-service-desk-tomcat-cross-site-scripting-vulnerability.aspx
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0862
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31982
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 37460

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11181
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5985
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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