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CVE-2008-5515

Impact: Important
Public: 2009-06-08
Bugzilla: 504753: CVE-2008-5515 tomcat request dispatcher information disclosure vulnerability

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Apache Tomcat 4.1.0 through 4.1.39, 5.5.0 through 5.5.27, 6.0.0 through 6.0.18, and possibly earlier versions normalizes the target pathname before filtering the query string when using the RequestDispatcher method, which allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions and conduct directory traversal attacks via .. (dot dot) sequences and the WEB-INF directory in a Request.

Find out more about CVE-2008-5515 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Application Server v2 4AS (tomcat5) RHSA-2009:1562 November 09, 2009
Red Hat Certificate System 7.3 for 4AS RHSA-2010:0602 August 04, 2010
Red Hat Developer Suite v.3 (AS v.4) (tomcat5) RHSA-2009:1563 November 09, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (tomcat5) RHSA-2009:1164 July 21, 2009
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 4.2.0 for RHEL 4 AS (jbossas) RHSA-2009:1144 July 06, 2009
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 4.2.0 for RHEL 5 Server (jbossas) RHSA-2009:1143 July 06, 2009
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 4.3.0 for RHEL 4 AS (jbossas) RHSA-2009:1146 July 06, 2009
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 4.3.0 for RHEL 5 Server (jbossas) RHSA-2009:1145 July 06, 2009
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 1.0 for RHEL 4 AS (tomcat5) RHSA-2009:1454 September 21, 2009
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 1.0 for RHEL 4 AS (tomcat6) RHSA-2009:1506 October 14, 2009
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 1.0 for RHEL 5 Server (tomcat5) RHSA-2009:1454 September 21, 2009
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 1.0 for RHEL 5 Server (tomcat6) RHSA-2009:1506 October 14, 2009
Red Hat Satellite 5.1 (RHEL v.4 AS) (tomcat5) RHSA-2009:1617 November 30, 2009
Red Hat Satellite 5.2 (RHEL v.4 AS) (tomcat5) RHSA-2009:1616 November 30, 2009
Red Hat Satellite 5.3 (RHEL v.4) (tomcat5) RHSA-2009:1616 November 30, 2009

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