Debian DSA-246-1 : tomcat - information exposure, XSS

2004-09-29T00:00:00
ID DEBIAN_DSA-246.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2021 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
Modified 2021-01-04T00:00:00

Description

The developers of tomcat discovered several problems in tomcat version 3.x. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

  • CAN-2003-0042: A maliciously crafted request could return a directory listing even when an index.html, index.jsp, or other welcome file is present. File contents can be returned as well.
  • CAN-2003-0043: A malicious web application could read the contents of some files outside the web application via its web.xml file in spite of the presence of a security manager. The content of files that can be read as part of an XML document would be accessible.

  • CAN-2003-0044: A cross-site scripting vulnerability was discovered in the included sample web application that allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary script code.

                                        
                                            #%NASL_MIN_LEVEL 70300

#
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Debian Security Advisory DSA-246. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
#

include('deprecated_nasl_level.inc');
include('compat.inc');

if (description)
{
  script_id(15083);
  script_version("1.25");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_modification_date", value:"2021/01/04");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2003-0042", "CVE-2003-0043", "CVE-2003-0044");
  script_xref(name:"DSA", value:"246");

  script_name(english:"Debian DSA-246-1 : tomcat - information exposure, XSS");
  script_summary(english:"Checks dpkg output for the updated package");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"The developers of tomcat discovered several problems in tomcat version
3.x. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the
following problems :

  - CAN-2003-0042: A maliciously crafted request could
    return a directory listing even when an index.html,
    index.jsp, or other welcome file is present. File
    contents can be returned as well.
  - CAN-2003-0043: A malicious web application could read
    the contents of some files outside the web application
    via its web.xml file in spite of the presence of a
    security manager. The content of files that can be read
    as part of an XML document would be accessible.

  - CAN-2003-0044: A cross-site scripting vulnerability was
    discovered in the included sample web application that
    allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary script
    code."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.debian.org/security/2003/dsa-246"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:
"Upgrade the tomcat package.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 3.3a-4woody.1.


The old stable distribution (potato) does not contain tomcat packages."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:tomcat");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.0");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2003/01/29");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2004/09/29");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2003/01/25");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2021 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
  script_family(english:"Debian Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/Debian/release", "Host/Debian/dpkg-l");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("debian_package.inc");


if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
if (!get_kb_item("Host/Debian/release")) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Debian");
if (!get_kb_item("Host/Debian/dpkg-l")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);


flag = 0;
if (deb_check(release:"3.0", prefix:"libapache-mod-jk", reference:"3.3a-4woody1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"3.0", prefix:"tomcat", reference:"3.3a-4woody1")) flag++;

if (flag)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0) security_warning(port:0, extra:deb_report_get());
  else security_warning(0);
  exit(0);
}
else audit(AUDIT_HOST_NOT, "affected");