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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-5461

Original release date: 10/15/2007
Last revised: 03/15/2014


Absolute path traversal vulnerability in Apache Tomcat 4.0.0 through 4.0.6, 4.1.0, 5.0.0, 5.5.0 through 5.5.25, and 6.0.0 through 6.0.14, under certain configurations, allows remote authenticated users to read arbitrary files via a WebDAV write request that specifies an entity with a SYSTEM tag.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 3.5 LOW
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 6.8
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21286112
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-3622
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0862
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://tomcat.apache.org/security-4.html
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1453
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBST02955
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-3316
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9202
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://tomcat.apache.org/security-6.html
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0016.html
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://tomcat.apache.org/security-5.html
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2823
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2008-0010.html
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2008-06-30
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-1979
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1447
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-1981
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2163
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2008-10-09
External Source: MISC
Name: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GERONIMO-3549
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2007-3456
External Source: BID
Name: 26070
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-3674
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-3671
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2009:004
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2008-401.htm
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0042
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2780
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0261
External Source: MLIST
Name: [tomcat-users] 20071015 [Security] - Important vulnerability disclosed in Apache Tomcat webdav servlet
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2007:241
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://geronimo.apache.org/2007/10/18/potential-vulnerability-in-apache-tomcat-webdav-servlet.html
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20071014 Apache Tomcat Rem0Te FiLe DiscloSure ZeroDay
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1018864
External Source: MILW0RM
Name: 4530
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3216
External Source: XF
Name: apache-tomcat-webdav-dir-traversal(37243)
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200804-10
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 239312
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0630
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-2008-1856
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0195
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2009:136
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2008:005
External Source: BID
Name: 31681

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9202
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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