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vulnerability alert CVE-2017-5648

Apache Tomcat: privilege escalation

Synthesis of the vulnerability

A local attacker can tamper with the data exchanged by applications hosted in one instance of Apache Tomcat.
Impacted products: Tomcat, Debian, Fedora, openSUSE Leap, RHEL, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES, Ubuntu.
Severity: 3/4.
Creation date: 11/04/2017.
Identifiers: CERTFR-2017-AVI-116, CVE-2017-5648, DLA-924-1, DLA-924-2, DSA-3842-1, DSA-3843-1, FEDORA-2017-5261ba4605, FEDORA-2017-d5aa7c77d6, openSUSE-SU-2017:1292-1, RHSA-2017:1801-01, RHSA-2017:1802-01, RHSA-2017:1809-01, SUSE-SU-2017:1229-1, SUSE-SU-2017:1382-1, SUSE-SU-2017:1660-1, USN-3519-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-22401.

Description of the vulnerability

The Apache Tomcat is a web application server.

It may host several applications which must be isolated. However, an application can get handle objets to requests and responses for other applications, and so read their request or modify their response body.

A local attacker can therefore tamper with the data exchanged by applications hosted in one instance of Apache Tomcat.
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