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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-3271

Original release date: 10/13/2008
Last revised: 03/07/2011


Apache Tomcat 5.5.0 and 4.1.0 through 4.1.31 allows remote attackers to bypass an IP address restriction and obtain sensitive information via a request that is processed concurrently with another request but in a different thread, leading to an instance-variable overwrite associated with a "synchronization problem" and lack of thread safety, and related to RemoteFilterValve, RemoteAddrValve, and RemoteHostValve.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

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External Source: JVN
Name: JVN#30732239
External Source: SREASON
Name: 4396
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.nec.co.jp/security-info/secinfo/nv09-006.html
External Source: XF
Name: apache-tomcat-valve-security-bypass(45791)
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20081009 [SECURITY] CVE-2008-3271 - Apache Tomcat information disclosure
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32234
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://tomcat.apache.org/security-4.html
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1021039
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://tomcat.apache.org/security-5.html
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2008:023
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32213
Type: Advisory
External Source: BID
Name: 31698
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2793
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-1818
External Source: JVNDB
Name: JVNDB-2008-000069
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32398
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=25835
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 35684
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2800
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.fujitsu.com/global/support/software/security/products-f/interstage-200806e.html

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)