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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-2693

Original release date: 01/28/2010
Last revised: 03/15/2014
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Directory traversal vulnerability in Apache Tomcat 5.5.0 through 5.5.28 and 6.0.0 through 6.0.20 allows remote attackers to create or overwrite arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in an entry in a WAR file, as demonstrated by a ../../bin/catalina.bat entry.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.8 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 4.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/02/2010)
Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2009-2693 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/ This issue has been addressed in JBoss Enterprise Web Server 1.0.1: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0119.html

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://tomcat.apache.org/security-5.html
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2011-0003.html
External Source: BID
Name: 37944
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2010:177
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-899-1
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-1559
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1023505
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2012:1701
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 38541
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBUX02860
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2010:008
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2010:0119
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2010:0582
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20100124 [SECURITY] CVE-2009-2693 Apache Tomcat unexpected file deletion and/or alteration
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4077
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-0213
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2010:176
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 38687
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://tomcat.apache.org/security-6.html
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=902650&view=rev
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 40330
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2012:1700
External Source: XF
Name: tomcat-war-directory-traversal(55855)
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-2207
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2010-03-29-1
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBUX02541
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=892815&view=rev
Type: Patch Information
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2010:0580
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 57126
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2013:0147
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-1986
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 38316
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 38346
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 40813
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20110211 VMSA-2011-0003 Third party component updates for VMware vCenter Server, vCenter Update Manager, ESXi and ESX
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 39317
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 43310
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBST02955
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:19355
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere4/doc/vsp_vc41_u1_rel_notes.html
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7017

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7017
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.0
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.25
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.10
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.1
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.28
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.27
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.9
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.8
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.7
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.6
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.5
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.4
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.17
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.18
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.15
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.16
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.13
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.14
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.11
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.12
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.24
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.3
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.22
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.26
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.23
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.20
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.21
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.19
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.2
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.15
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.14
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.6
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.7
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.8
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.9
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.17
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.18
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.1
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.0
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.5
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.4
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.3
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.2
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.13
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.12
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.11
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.10
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.16
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.19
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.20

* Denotes Vulnerable Software
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