Debian: tomcat source code disclosure vulnerability

    Date04 Oct 2002
    CategoryDebian
    2917
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    A security vulnerability has been found in all Tomcat 4.x releases. This problem allows an attacker to use a specially crafted URL to return the unprocessed source code of a JSP page, or, under special circumstances, a static resource which would otherwise have been protected by security constraints, without the need for being properly authenticated.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 169-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    October, 4th, 2002                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : tomcat4
    Vulnerability  : source code disclosure
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    
    A security vulnerability has been found in all Tomcat 4.x releases.
    This problem allows an attacker to use a specially crafted URL to
    return the unprocessed source code of a JSP page, or, under special
    circumstances, a static resource which would otherwise have been
    protected by security constraints, without the need for being properly
    authenticated.
    
    This problem has been fixed in version 4.0.3-3woody1 for the current
    stable distribution (woody) and in version 4.1.12-1 for the unstable
    release (sid).  The old stable release (potato) does not contain
    tomcat packages.  Also, packages for tomcat3 are not vulnerable to
    this problem.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your tomcat package immediately.
    
    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    
    If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
    sources.list as given below:
    
    apt-get update
            will update the internal database
    apt-get upgrade
            will install corrected packages
    
    You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
    footer to the proper configuration.
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
    
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      Source archives:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/contrib/t/tomcat4/tomcat4_4.0.3-3woody1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      735 a289e7ca78555790041f9f156bb43d6b
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/contrib/t/tomcat4/tomcat4_4.0.3-3woody1.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    15271 a95ea3dac14fcc124d2ac34d8ef685cd
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/contrib/t/tomcat4/tomcat4_4.0.3.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1588186 2b2e0d859f7152e5225633933e6585d6
    
      Architecture independent components:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/contrib/t/tomcat4/libtomcat4-java_4.0.3-3woody1_all.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1133954 913a12f0bc47c3dd7b32416b3ebbd1a5
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/contrib/t/tomcat4/tomcat4-webapps_4.0.3-3woody1_all.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1385482 395d7482c58aa9e41702e605071792c9
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/contrib/t/tomcat4/tomcat4_4.0.3-3woody1_all.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   126030 904242e382289346c58cf93cfc2ddc9b
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
    
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    For apt-get: deb  http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
    For dpkg-ftp:  ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
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    Package info: `apt-cache show ' and  http://packages.debian.org/
    
    
    
    
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