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(IBM Issues Fix for IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint) Apache Tomcat Lets Remote Users Conduct HTTP Response Splitting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1038466
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-6816   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 11 2017
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Business Viewpoint 10.1, 10.1.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apache Tomcat. A remote user can conduct HTTP response splitting attacks. IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint is affected.

A remote user can submit a specially crafted URL to cause the target server to return a split response. A remote user can exploit this to spoof content on the target server, attempt to poison any intermediate web caches, or conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

Regis Leroy from Makina Corpus reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a URL that, when loaded by the target user, will cause arbitrary content to be displayed.

A remote user may be able to poison any intermediate web caches with arbitrary content.

Solution:   IBM has issued a fix for IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint (10.1.0 FP1 IF1010 Windows, 10.1.1 FP2 IF1009 Windows).

The IBM advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2003), Windows (2008)

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Nov 23 2016 Apache Tomcat Lets Remote Users Conduct HTTP Response Splitting Attacks

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