CVE-2011-2526

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2011-07-13
Bugzilla:
720948: CVE-2011-2526 tomcat: security manager restrictions bypass

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Apache Tomcat 5.5.x before 5.5.34, 6.x before 6.0.33, and 7.x before 7.0.19, when sendfile is enabled for the HTTP APR or HTTP NIO connector, does not validate certain request attributes, which allows local users to bypass intended file access restrictions or cause a denial of service (infinite loop or JVM crash) by leveraging an untrusted web application.

Find out more about CVE-2011-2526 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security
impact, a future update may address this flaw.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 2.6
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 4.3 RHSA-2012:0041 2012-01-19
Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform 5.2 RHSA-2012:0325 2012-02-22
Red Hat JBoss Portal 5.2 RHSA-2012:0325 2012-02-22
Red Hat JBoss Portal 4.3 RHSA-2012:0091 2012-02-02
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (tomcat6) RHSA-2011:1780 2011-12-05
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Web Server 1 for RHEL 6 Server (tomcat5) RHSA-2012:0680 2012-05-21
Red Hat JBoss Web Platform 5 for RHEL 5 Server (jbossweb) RHSA-2012:0076 2012-01-31
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5 for RHEL 6 Server (jbossweb) RHSA-2012:0074 2012-01-31
JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform 5.1 RHSA-2012:0325 2012-02-22
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5 for RHEL 4 AS (jbossweb) RHSA-2012:0074 2012-01-31
Red Hat JBoss Web Platform 5 for RHEL 4 AS (jbossweb) RHSA-2012:0076 2012-01-31
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Web Server 1 for RHEL 5 Server (tomcat6) RHSA-2012:0682 2012-05-21
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Web Server 1 for RHEL 5 Server (tomcat5) RHSA-2012:0680 2012-05-21
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.1 RHSA-2012:0075 2012-01-31
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 1.0 RHSA-2012:0679 2012-05-21
Red Hat JBoss Web Platform 5 for RHEL 6 Server (jbossweb) RHSA-2012:0076 2012-01-31
Red Hat JBoss Web Platform 5.1 RHSA-2012:0077 2012-01-31
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5 for RHEL 5 Server (jbossweb) RHSA-2012:0074 2012-01-31
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 1.0 RHSA-2012:0681 2012-05-21
JBoss Communications Platform 5.1 RHSA-2012:0078 2012-01-31
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Web Server 1 for RHEL 6 Server (tomcat6) RHSA-2012:0682 2012-05-21

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Satellite 5.4 Server Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 tomcat5 Not affected
Red Hat Certificate System 7.3 for 4AS Other Not affected

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank the Apache Tomcat project for reporting this issue.

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