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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-2938

Original release date: 08/12/2008
Last revised: 03/07/2011


Directory traversal vulnerability in Apache Tomcat 4.1.0 through 4.1.37, 5.5.0 through 5.5.26, and 6.0.0 through 6.0.16, when allowLinking and UTF-8 are enabled, allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via encoded directory traversal sequences in the URI, a different vulnerability than CVE-2008-2370. NOTE: versions earlier than 6.0.18 were reported affected, but the vendor advisory lists 6.0.16 as the last affected version.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
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: BID
Name: 31681
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2343
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0862
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-8130
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2008-401.htm
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://tomcat.apache.org/security-5.html
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-0320
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:188
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://tomcat.apache.org/security-6.html
Type: Patch Information
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080811 Apache Tomcat <= 6.0.18 UTF8 Directory Traversal Vulnerability
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0864
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2780
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3216
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1020665
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2008:018
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2009:004
External Source: BID
Name: 30633
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10587
External Source: XF
Name: tomcat-allowlinking-utf8-directory-traversal(44411)
External Source: HP
Name: SSRT090005
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2008-10-09
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-8113
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20091107 ToutVirtual VirtualIQ Multiple Vulnerabilities
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://tomcat.apache.org/security-4.html
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2823
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.securenetwork.it/ricerca/advisory/download/SN-2009-02.txt
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0648
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#343355
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-7977
External Source: MILW0RM
Name: 6229
External Source: SREASON
Name: 4148

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10587
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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