Apache Tomcat Cross Site Scripting

2009-03-06T00:00:00
ID PACKETSTORM:75474
Type packetstorm
Reporter Deniz Cevik
Modified 2009-03-06T00:00:00

Description

                                        
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CVE-2009-0781: Apache Tomcat cross-site scripting vulnerability  
  
Severity: low  
  
Vendor:  
The Apache Software Foundation  
  
Versions Affected:  
Tomcat 6.0.0 to 6.0.18  
Tomcat 5.5.0 to 5.5.27  
Tomcat 4.1.0 to 4.1.39  
  
Description:  
The calendar application in the examples contains invalid HTML which  
renders the XSS protection for the time parameter ineffective. An  
attacker can therefore perform an XSS attack using the time attribute.  
  
Mitigation:  
6.0.x users should do one of the following:  
- remove the examples web application  
- apply this patch http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=750924&view=rev  
- upgrade to 6.0.19 when released  
5.5.x users should do one of the following:  
- remove the examples web application  
- apply this patch http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=750928&view=rev  
- upgrade to 5.5.28 when released  
4.1.x users should do one of the following:  
- remove the examples web application  
- apply this patch http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=750927&view=rev  
- upgrade to 4.1.40 when released  
  
Example:  
http://localhost:8080/examples/jsp/cal/cal2.jsp?time=8am%20STYLE=xss:e/**/xpression(try{a=firstTime}catch(e){firstTime=1;alert('XSS')});  
  
Credit:  
This issue was discovered by Deniz Cevik.  
  
References:  
http://tomcat.apache.org/security.html  
http://tomcat.apache.org/security-6.html  
http://tomcat.apache.org/security-5.html  
http://tomcat.apache.org/security-4.html  
  
The Apache Tomcat Security Team  
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