Debian Security Advisory

DSA-1447-1 tomcat5.5 -- several vulnerabilities

Date Reported:
03 Jan 2008
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2007-3382, CVE-2007-3385, CVE-2007-3386, CVE-2007-5342, CVE-2007-5461.
More information:

Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Tomcat servlet and JSP engine. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:

  • CVE-2007-3382

    It was discovered that single quotes (') in cookies were treated as a delimiter, which could lead to an information leak.

  • CVE-2007-3385

    It was discovered that the character sequence \" in cookies was handled incorrectly, which could lead to an information leak.

  • CVE-2007-3386

    It was discovered that the host manager servlet performed insufficient input validation, which could lead to a cross-site scripting attack.

  • CVE-2007-5342

    It was discovered that the JULI logging component did not restrict its target path, resulting in potential denial of service through file overwrites.

  • CVE-2007-5461

    It was discovered that the WebDAV servlet is vulnerable to absolute path traversal.

The old stable distribution (sarge) doesn't contain tomcat5.5.

For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 5.5.20-2etch1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your tomcat5.5 packages.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (stable)

Architecture-independent component:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.