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Debian: tomcat4 source disclosures vulnerability Print E-mail
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Debian A security vulnerability exists in Apache Tomcat 4.0.x releases, which allows a specially crafted URL to return the unprocessed source of a JSP page without the need for being properly authenticated.

Debian Security Advisory DSA 225-1                                        Martin Schulze
January 9th, 2002              

Package        : tomcat4
Vulnerability  : source disclosure
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id         : CAN-2002-1394

A security vulnerability has been confirmed to exist in Apache Tomcat
4.0.x releases, which allows to use a specially crafted URL to return
the unprocessed source of a JSP page, or, under special circumstances,
a static resource which would otherwise have been protected by a
security constraint, without the need for being properly
authenticated.  This is based on a variant of the exploit that was
identified as CAN-2002-1148.

For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been
fixed in version 4.0.3-3woody2.

The old stable distribution (potato) does not contain tomcat packages.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem does not exist in the
current version 4.1.16-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your tomcat packages.

Installation Instructions

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody

  Source archives:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      708 0911f7c03a0ab71133fbe95bf45d0d20
      Size/MD5 checksum:    15881 de9f6f0fb39374bfe4ece1ef4824d942
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1588186 2b2e0d859f7152e5225633933e6585d6

  Architecture independent components:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1134258 680c67daebdd36eb879ce593e6362f3b
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1167502 34f71826d8441f967e3da0ee4ab9a1be
      Size/MD5 checksum:   126444 e7dbc07086a7e349474bff877342cb6d

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next revision.

For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list:
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and

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