Debian Security Advisory DSA 246-1 [email protected]
https://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
January 29th, 2003 https://www.debian.org/security/faq
Vulnerability : information exposure, cross site scripting
Problem-Type : remote
CVE Id : CAN-2003-0042 CAN-2003-0043 CAN-2003-0044
The developers of tomcat discovered several problems in tomcat version
3.x. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the
. CAN-2003-0042: A maliciously crafted request could return a
directory listing even when an index.html, index.jsp, or other
welcome file is present. File contents can be returned as well.
. CAN-2003-0043: A malicious web application could read the contents
of some files outside the web application via its web.xml file in
spite of the presence of a security manager. The content of files
that can be read as part of an XML document would be accessible.
. CAN-2003-0044: A cross-site scripting vulnerability was discovered
in the included sample web application that allows remote attackers
to execute arbitrary script code.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
The old stable distribution (potato) does not contain tomcat packages.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your tomcat package.
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:
will update the internal database
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
Size/MD5 checksum: 714 1c34b1fdedf90ea10531ed12a8c6ae0b
Size/MD5 checksum: 15146 c58c7edd2df1a806b510068ab7a9a04f
Size/MD5 checksum: 2087545 2df39325c7293ee11ae5547281ca1077
Architecture independent components:
Size/MD5 checksum: 1196810 1ed6efa36586a8a3d3b527aeebbc4531
Intel IA-32 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 51522 1e11d6a43654fc6d921c8bc90ad15b4b
These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next revision.
For apt-get: deb https://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: [email protected]
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and https://packages.debian.org/