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vulnerability announce CVE-2008-5515 CVE-2009-0033 CVE-2009-0580

Apache Tomcat: several vulnerabilities

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can use several vulnerabilities of Apache Tomcat in order to generate a denial of service or to obtain information.
Vulnerable systems: Tomcat, BES, Debian, Fedora, Performance Center, HP-UX, JBoss AS OpenSource, NSM Central Manager, NSMXpress, Mandriva Linux, OpenSolaris, openSUSE, Solaris, RHEL, JBoss EAP by Red Hat, SLES, ESX, ESXi, VMware Server, vCenter Server, VirtualCenter.
Severity of this threat: 2/4.
Consequences of a hack: data reading, denial of service on service.
Pirate's origin: intranet client.
Number of vulnerabilities in this bulletin: 4.
Creation date: 04/06/2009.
Revisions dates: 09/06/2009, 10/06/2010.
Références of this weakness: 263529, 6848375, 6849727, BID-35193, BID-35196, BID-35263, BID-35416, c01908935, c02181353, c02515878, CERTA-2009-AVI-211, CERTA-2010-AVI-220, CERTA-2011-AVI-169, CVE-2008-5515, CVE-2009-0033, CVE-2009-0580, CVE-2009-0783, DSA-2207-1, FEDORA-2009-11352, FEDORA-2009-11356, FEDORA-2009-11374, HPSBMA02535, HPSBUX02466, HPSBUX02579, KB25966, MDVSA-2009:136, MDVSA-2009:138, MDVSA-2009:163, MDVSA-2010:176, PSN-2012-05-584, RHSA-2009:1143-01, RHSA-2009:1144-01, RHSA-2009:1145-01, RHSA-2009:1146-01, RHSA-2009:1164-01, RHSA-2009:1454-01, RHSA-2009:1506-01, RHSA-2009:1562-01, RHSA-2009:1563-01, RHSA-2009:1616-01, RHSA-2009:1617-01, RHSA-2010:0602-02, SSRT090192, SSRT100029, SSRT100203, SUSE-SR:2009:012, SUSE-SR:2010:008, VIGILANCE-VUL-8762, VMSA-2009-0016, VMSA-2009-0016.1, VMSA-2009-0016.2, VMSA-2009-0016.3, VMSA-2009-0016.4, VMSA-2009-0016.5.

Description of the vulnerability

Several vulnerabilities were announced in Apache Tomcat.

An attacker can use invalid headers in order to close the AJP connection. [severity:2/4; BID-35193, CVE-2009-0033]

When form authentication (j_security_check) is in mode MemoryRealm, DataSourceRealm or JDBCRealm, an attacker can use an invalid url encoding for the password. He can then detect if a username is valid. [severity:2/4; BID-35196, CVE-2009-0580]

A web application can change the XML parser, and thus access to the web.xml/context.xml file of another application. [severity:1/4; BID-35416, CVE-2009-0783]

The url path is unnecessary canonized in The url "http://s/dir1/dir2?/../" is for example converted to "http://s/dir1/". [severity:2/4; BID-35263, CERTA-2009-AVI-211, CERTA-2010-AVI-220, CVE-2008-5515]
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