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559738: CVE-2009-2693 tomcat: unexpected file deletion and/or alteration

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 create or overwrite arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in an entry in a WAR file, as demonstrated by a ../../bin/catalina.bat entry.

Find out more about CVE-2009-2693 from the MITRE CVE dictionary 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 Enterprise Linux 5 (tomcat5) RHSA-2010:0580 2010-08-02
Red Hat Certificate System 7.3 for 4AS (tomcat5) RHSA-2010:0693 2010-09-10
Red Hat Application Server v2 4AS (tomcat5) RHSA-2010:0582 2010-08-02
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 1.0 for RHEL 4 AS RHSA-2010:0119 2010-02-23
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Web Server 1 for RHEL 5 Server RHSA-2010:0119 2010-02-23

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