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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-5515

Original release date: 06/16/2009
Last revised: 12/04/2013
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Apache Tomcat 4.1.0 through 4.1.39, 5.5.0 through 5.5.27, 6.0.0 through 6.0.18, and possibly earlier versions normalizes the target pathname before filtering the query string when using the RequestDispatcher method, which allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions and conduct directory traversal attacks via .. (dot dot) sequences and the WEB-INF directory in a Request.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

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External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2009-11352
External Source: HP
Name: SSRT100203
External Source: HP
Name: SSRT101146
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 35788
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: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-1535
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://tomcat.apache.org/security-5.html
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.fujitsu.com/global/support/software/security/products-f/interstage-200902e.html
External Source: BID
Name: 35263
Type: Patch Information
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2009:138
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://tomcat.apache.org/security-6.html
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20090610 [SECURITY] UPDATED CVE-2008-5515 RequestDispatcher directory traversal vulnerability
Type: Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 42368
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-3056
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://tomcat.apache.org/security-4.html
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: JVN
Name: JVN#63832775
Type: Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0016.html
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBUX02860
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 44183
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-3316
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6445
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 35393
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-1856
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2009-11356
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2009:136
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 263529
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2010:008
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 35685
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2009-11374
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 37460
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-1520
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-2207
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:19452
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4077
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10422
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBUX02579
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2010:176
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2009:012
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 39317
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2010-03-29-1
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20090608 [SECURITY] CVE-2008-5515 RequestDispatcher directory traversal vulnerability
Type: Patch Information; Exploit

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10422
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6445
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

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* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:4.1.0
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:4.1.1
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:4.1.10
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:4.1.11
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:4.1.12
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:4.1.13
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:4.1.14
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:4.1.15
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:4.1.16
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:4.1.17
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:4.1.18
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:4.1.19
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:4.1.2
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:4.1.20
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:4.1.21
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:4.1.22
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:4.1.23
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:4.1.24
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:4.1.25
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:4.1.26
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:4.1.27
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:4.1.28
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:4.1.29
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:4.1.3
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:4.1.30
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:4.1.31
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:4.1.32
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:4.1.33
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:4.1.34
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:4.1.35
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:4.1.36
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:4.1.37
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:4.1.38
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:4.1.39
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.0
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.1
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.10
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.11
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.12
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.13
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.14
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.15
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.16
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.17
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.18
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.19
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.2
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.20
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.21
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.22
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.23
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.24
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.25
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.26
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.27
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.3
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.4
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.5
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.6
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.7
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.8
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.9
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.0
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.1
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.10
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.12
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.13
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.14
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.15
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.16
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.17
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.18
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.2
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.3
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.4
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.5
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.6
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.7
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.9
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