CVE-2017-15706

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2018-01-31
Bugzilla:
1540828: CVE-2017-15706 tomcat: Incorrect documentation of CGI Servlet search algorithm may lead to misconfiguration

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

As part of the fix for bug 61201, the documentation for Apache Tomcat 9.0.0.M22 to 9.0.1, 8.5.16 to 8.5.23, 8.0.45 to 8.0.47 and 7.0.79 to 7.0.82 included an updated description of the search algorithm used by the CGI Servlet to identify which script to execute. The update was not correct. As a result, some scripts may have failed to execute as expected and other scripts may have been executed unexpectedly. Note that the behaviour of the CGI servlet has remained unchanged in this regard. It is only the documentation of the behaviour that was wrong and has been corrected.

Find out more about CVE-2017-15706 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v3 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v3 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

CVSS3 Base Score 0
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:N
Attack Vector Network
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux rh-java-common-tomcat Not affected
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 3 tomcat7 Not affected
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 3 tomcat8 Not affected
Red Hat JBoss Portal Platform 6 jbossweb Not affected
Red Hat JBoss Fuse 6 jbossweb Not affected
Red Hat JBoss EWS 2 tomcat7 Not affected
Red Hat JBoss EWS 2 tomcat6 Not affected
Red Hat JBoss EAP 6 jbossweb Not affected
Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization 6 jbossweb Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 tomcat Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 tomcat6 Not affected

External References

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