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[Full-disclosure] Directory Listing in Apache Tomcat 5.x.x

From: Joseph Pierini (joepscanalert.com)
Date: Fri Jul 21 2006 - 14:54:42 CDT


ScanAlert Security Advisory



Directory Listing in Apache Tomcat 5.x.x


Date: 07/21/2006

Vendor: Apache

Package: Tomcat

Versions: 5.x.x (5.0.28, 5.5.12, 5.5.9, and 5.5.7 - Confirmed)

Credit: ScanAlert's Enterprise Services Team.



Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) -


Related Exploit Range: Remote

Attack Complexity: Low

Level Of Authentication Needed: Not Required

Confidentiality Impact: Partial

Integrity Impact: Partial

Availability Impact: None




Apache Tomcat is the servlet container that is used in the official
Reference Implementation for the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages




Apache Tomcat can be forced to reveal a complete directory listing for any
directory by requesting a mapped file extension prepended with a semicolon,
a reserved character. The file does not need to exist.









Upgrade to the latest stable Tomcat release. Confirmed fix is available in
Apache Tomcat v5.5.17


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