[SECURITY] [DSA 225-1] New tomcat packages fix source disclosure vulnerability

ID DEBIAN:DSA-225-1:14847
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2003-01-09T00:00:00


Debian Security Advisory DSA 225-1 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze January 9th, 2002 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

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 http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>