CVE-2008-1947.txt

2008-06-03T00:00:00
ID PACKETSTORM:66931
Type packetstorm
Reporter Petr Splichal
Modified 2008-06-03T00:00:00

Description

                                        
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CVE-2008-1947: Tomcat host-manager XSS vulnerability  
  
Severity: Low  
  
Vendor: The Apache Software Foundation  
  
Versions Affected:  
Tomcat 5.5.9 to 5.5.26  
Tomcat 6.0.0 to 6.0.16  
This issue has been fixed in the source repositories for each version and  
will be included in 5.5.27 and 6.0.17. It is anticipated that these  
versions will be released shortly.  
  
Description:  
The user supplied hostname attribute is not filtered before being included  
in the output.  
  
Mitigation:  
Do not visit untrusted sites whilst logged in to the host-manager  
application and log out (close the browser) once finished with the  
host-manager.  
  
Example:  
Assume that after logged in, the victim was lead to the malicious web  
server with following file installed.  
<form action="http://localhost:8080/host-manager/html/add" method="get">  
~ <INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME='name' VALUE="<script>alert()</script>">  
~ <INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME='aliases' VALUE="somealias">  
~ <input type="submit">  
</form>  
  
Credit:  
These issues were discovered by Petr Splichal of RedHat.  
  
References:  
http://tomcat.apache.org/security.html  
  
Mark Thomas  
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