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Category:   Application (Web Server/CGI)  >   Apache Tomcat Vendors:   Apache Software Foundation
(HP Issues Fix for HP OpenVMS) Apache Tomcat Bug Lets Remote Users Upload and Execute Arbitrary Code in Certain Cases
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1033844
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2013-4444   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 16 2015
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 7.0.0 to 7.0.39
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apache Tomcat. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system in certain cases.

A remote user can upload arbitrary JSP code and then cause the code to be executed in certain limited cases.

Systems with all of the following conditions are affected:

- A version of Java where '' contains a null byte injection flaw (e.g., 1.7.0 update 25 or prior)

- A web application using the Servlet 3.0 File Upload feature or using Apache Commons File Upload 1.2.1 or prior

- A Tomcat-writable file location within a deployed web application (when the Servlet 3.0 File Upload feature is used)

- A custom listener for JMX connections (e.g., the JmxRemoteListener) configured and able to load classes from Tomcat's common class loader and bound to an address other than localhost

Pierre Ernst of the VMware Security Engineering, Communications & Response group (vSECR) reported this vulnerability (via the Pivotal security team).

Impact:   A remote user can upload and execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   HP has issued a fix.

The HP advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  OpenVMS

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Sep 10 2014 Apache Tomcat Bug Lets Remote Users Upload and Execute Arbitrary Code in Certain Cases

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [security bulletin] HPSBOV03503 rev.1 - HP OpenVMS CSWS_JAVA running Tomcat, Multiple Remote Vulnerabilities

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Note: the current version of the following document is available here:


Document ID: c04851013
Version: 1

HPSBOV03503 rev.1 - HP OpenVMS CSWS_JAVA running Tomcat, Multiple Remote

NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as
soon as possible.

Release Date: 2015-10-15
Last Updated: 2015-10-15

Potential Security Impact: Remote multiple vulnerabilities

Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team

Potential security vulnerabilities have been identified in HP OpenVMS
CSWS_JAVA running Tomcat. These vulnerabilities could be exploited remotely
to create a Denial of Service (DoS) and other impacts.



SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP OpenVMS CSWS_JAVA v7.0.29 Tomcat


CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
  Reference              Base Vector             Base Score
CVE-2013-4286    (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)       5.8
CVE-2013-4322    (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)       4.3
CVE-2013-4444    (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)       6.8
CVE-2013-4590    (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)       4.3
CVE-2014-0075    (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)       5.0
CVE-2014-0096    (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)       4.3
CVE-2014-0099    (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)       4.3
CVE-2014-0119    (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)       4.3
CVE-2014-0230    (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)       7.8
CVE-2014-0277    (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)       9.3
             Information on CVSS is documented
            in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002


HP has provided the following software update to resolve the vulnerabilities
in HP OpenVMS CSWS_Java.

  "Cumulative security patch for vulnerabilities addressed on CSWS_JAVA

Version:1 (rev.1) - 15 October 2015 Initial release

Third Party Security Patches: Third party security patches that are to be
installed on systems running HP software products should be applied in
accordance with the customer's patch management policy.

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3P = 3rd Party Software
GN = HP General Software
HF = HP Hardware and Firmware
MU = Multi-Platform Software
NS = NonStop Servers
OV = OpenVMS
PI = Printing and Imaging
PV = ProCurve
ST = Storage Software
TU = Tru64 UNIX

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