[SECURITY] CVE-2014-0097 Apache Tomcat information disclosure

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2014-05-29T00:00:00


CVE-2014-0097 Information Disclosure

Severity: Important

Vendor: The Apache Software Foundation

Versions Affected: - Apache Tomcat 8.0.0-RC1 to 8.0.3 - Apache Tomcat 7.0.0 to 7.0.52 - Apache Tomcat 6.0.0 to 6.0.39

Description: The code used to parse the request content length header did not check for overflow in the result. This exposed a request smuggling vulnerability when Tomcat was located behind a reverse proxy that correctly processed the content length header.

Mitigation: Users of affected versions should apply one of the following mitigations - Upgrade to Apache Tomcat 8.0.5 or later (8.0.4 contains the fix but was not released) - Upgrade to Apache Tomcat 7.0.53 or later - Upgrade to Apache Tomcat 6.0.41 or later (6.0.40 contains the fix but was not released)

Credit: A test case that demonstrated the parsing bug was sent to the Tomcat security team but no context was provided. The security implications were identified by the Tomcat security team .

References: [1] http://tomcat.apache.org/security-8.html [2] http://tomcat.apache.org/security-7.html [3] http://tomcat.apache.org/security-6.html