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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2011-2729

Original release date: 08/15/2011
Last revised: 03/16/2014


native/unix/native/jsvc-unix.c in jsvc in the Daemon component 1.0.3 through 1.0.6 in Apache Commons, as used in Apache Tomcat 5.5.32 through 5.5.33, 6.0.30 through 6.0.32, and 7.0.x before 7.0.20 on Linux, does not drop capabilities, which allows remote attackers to bypass read permissions for files via a request to an application.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
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: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2011:1292
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://tomcat.apache.org/security-5.html
Type: Advisory
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20110812 [SECURITY] CVE-2011-2729: Commons Daemon fails to drop capabilities (Apache Tomcat)
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:14743
External Source: MLIST
Name: [commons-dev] 20110812 [AANNOUNCE] Apache Commons Daemon 1.0.7 released
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://tomcat.apache.org/security-6.html
Type: Advisory
External Source: MLIST
Name: [tomcat-announce] 20110812 [SECURITY] CVE-2011-2729: Commons Daemon fails to drop capabilities (Apache Tomcat)
External Source: BID
Name: 49143
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2011:1062
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2011:1291
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=1153824
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBUX02860
External Source: HP
Name: SSRT100627
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=1152701
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBST02955
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://tomcat.apache.org/security-7.html
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DAEMON-214
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1025925
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:19450
External Source: XF
Name: tomcat-jsvc-info-disclosure(69161)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=1153379
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://people.apache.org/~markt/patches/2011-08-12-cve2011-2729-tc5.patch
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=730400

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:14743
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Technical Details

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