CVE Database


Impact: Low
Public: 2010-01-24
Bugzilla: 559761: CVE-2009-2902 tomcat: unexpected file deletion in work directory
IAVA: 2011-A-0066


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Directory traversal vulnerability in Apache Tomcat 5.5.0 through 5.5.28 and 6.0.0 through 6.0.20 allows remote attackers to delete work-directory files via directory traversal sequences in a WAR filename, as demonstrated by the ...war filename.

Find out more about CVE-2009-2902 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.


Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug:
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here:
This issue has been addressed in JBoss Enterprise Web Server 1.0.1:

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 4.3
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: None

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Application Server v2 4AS (tomcat5) RHSA-2010:0582 August 02, 2010
Red Hat Certificate System 7.3 for 4AS (tomcat5) RHSA-2010:0693 September 10, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (tomcat5) RHSA-2010:0580 August 02, 2010
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 1.0 for RHEL 4 AS RHSA-2010:0119 February 23, 2010
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 1.0 for RHEL 5 Server RHSA-2010:0119 February 23, 2010

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