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Category:   Application (Web Server/CGI)  >   Apache Tomcat Vendors:   Apache Software Foundation
(Apple Issues Fix for Mac OS X) Tomcat WebDAV Servlet Lets Remote Users View Arbitrary Files
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020403
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020403
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-5461   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 1 2008
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 4.0.0 - 4.0.6, 4.1.0, 5.0.x, 5.5.0 - 5.5.25, 6.0.0 - 6.0.14
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Tomcat. A remote user can view files on the target system.

If a WebDAV servlet is configured and enabled for write, a remote user can supply a specially crafted request containing a SYSTEM tag to view the contents of arbitrary files on the target system.

eliteb0y reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can view the contents of arbitrary files on the target system.
Solution:   Apple has issued a fix for Mac OS X (Security Update 2008-004 and Mac OS X 10.5.4), which can be downloaded and installed via Software Update preferences, or from Apple Downloads at:

http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2163

Vendor URL:  tomcat.apache.org/security-6.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X)
Underlying OS Comments:  10.4.11

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Oct 26 2007 Tomcat WebDAV Servlet Lets Remote Users View Arbitrary Files



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