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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


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ScanAlert Security Advisory

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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.

 

Risk

Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) -
http://www.first.org/cvss/intro/

 

Related Exploit Range: Remote

Attack Complexity: Low

Level Of Authentication Needed: Not Required

Confidentiality Impact: Partial

Integrity Impact: Partial

Availability Impact: None

 

Overview

 

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

 

Vulnerabilities

 

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.

 

Examples

 

http://www.sitexyz.com/;index.jsp

http://www.sitexyz.com/help/;help.do

 

Solution

 

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

 

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