CVE-2007-3383: XSS in Tomcat send mail example

2007-07-23T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:17581
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2007-07-23T00:00:00

Description

CVE-2007-3383: XSS in Tomcat send mail example

Severity: Low (Cross-site scripting)

Vendor: The Apache Software Foundation

Versions Affected: 4.0.0 to 4.0.6 4.1.0 to 4.1.36

Description: When reporting error messages, the SendMailServlet does not filter user supplied data before display. This enables an XSS attack.

Mitigation: Undeploy the examples web application.

Credit: This issue was discovered by Tomasz Kuczynski, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, who worked with the CERT/CC to report the vulnerability.

Example: On this page http://localhost:8080/examples/jsp/mail/sendmail.jsp enter the following text <script>alert('XSS reflected')</script> in the From field and click Send.

References: http://tomcat.apache.org/security.html

Mark Thomas