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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-5342

Original release date: 12/27/2007
Last revised: 03/15/2014


The default catalina.policy in the JULI logging component in Apache Tomcat 5.5.9 through 5.5.25 and 6.0.0 through 6.0.15 does not restrict certain permissions for web applications, which allows attackers to modify logging configuration options and overwrite arbitrary files, as demonstrated by changing the (1) level, (2) directory, and (3) prefix attributes in the org.apache.juli.FileHandler handler.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.4 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 4.9
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; Allows unauthorized modification

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0016.html
External Source: XF
Name: apache-juli-logging-weak-security(39201)
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-3316
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 39833
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0834
External Source: SREASON
Name: 3485
External Source: MISC
Name: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=rev&revision=606594
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-1603
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBST02955
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0833
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1447
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: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0195
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://tomcat.apache.org/security-6.html
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-1856
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2008-0010.html
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2008-10-09
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0831
External Source: BID
Name: 31681
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2009:004
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:188
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0832
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0013
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20071223 [CVE-2007-5342] Apache Tomcat's default security policy is too open
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2008-401.htm
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200804-10
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://tomcat.apache.org/security-5.html
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3216
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2823
External Source: BID
Name: 27006
Type: Patch Information
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2780
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0042
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-1467
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10417
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0862

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10417
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Technical Details

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