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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-5515

Apache Tomcat 4.1.0 through 4.1.39, 5.5.0 through 5.5.27, 6.0.0 through 6.0.18, and possibly earlier versions normalizes the target pathname before filtering the query string when using the RequestDispatcher method, which allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions and conduct directory traversal attacks via .. (dot dot) sequences and the WEB-INF directory in a Request.
Publish Date : 2009-06-16 Last Update Date : 2013-12-04
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
5.0
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Directory traversalBypass a restriction or similar
CWE ID 22

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important 2009-06-08 2009-06-08
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Apache Tomcat 4.1.0 through 4.1.39, 5.5.0 through 5.5.27, 6.0.0 through 6.0.18, and possibly earlier versions normalizes... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10422 unix
CVE-2008-5515 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20085515 unix
DSA-2207-1 tomcat5.5 -- several oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12963 unix
ELSA-2009:1164: tomcat security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22721 unix
HP-UX Apache Running Tomcat Servlet Engine, Remote Denial of Service (DoS), Access Restriction Bypass, Unauthorized Mod... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:19452 unix
HP-UX Running Tomcat Servlet Engine, Remote Denial of Service (DoS), Unauthorized Access oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6445 unix
RHSA-2009:1164: tomcat security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20091164 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-5515

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Apache Tomcat 4.1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Apache Tomcat 4.1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Apache Tomcat 4.1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Apache Tomcat 4.1.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Apache Tomcat 4.1.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Apache Tomcat 4.1.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Apache Tomcat 4.1.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Apache Tomcat 4.1.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Apache Tomcat 4.1.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Apache Tomcat 4.1.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Apache Tomcat 4.1.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Apache Tomcat 4.1.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Apache Tomcat 4.1.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Apache Tomcat 4.1.19 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Apache Tomcat 4.1.20 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Apache Tomcat 4.1.21 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Apache Tomcat 4.1.22 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Apache Tomcat 4.1.23 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Apache Tomcat 4.1.24 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Apache Tomcat 4.1.25 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Apache Tomcat 4.1.26 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Apache Tomcat 4.1.27 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Apache Tomcat 4.1.28 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Apache Tomcat 4.1.29 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Apache Tomcat 4.1.30 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Apache Tomcat 4.1.31 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Apache Tomcat 4.1.32 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Apache Tomcat 4.1.33 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application Apache Tomcat 4.1.34 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application Apache Tomcat 4.1.35 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application Apache Tomcat 4.1.36 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application Apache Tomcat 4.1.37 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 Application Apache Tomcat 4.1.38 Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 Application Apache Tomcat 4.1.39 Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
36 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
37 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
38 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
39 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
40 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
41 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
42 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
43 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
44 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
45 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
46 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
47 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
48 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
49 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
50 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
51 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
52 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
53 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
54 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.19 Version Details Vulnerabilities
55 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.20 Version Details Vulnerabilities
56 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.21 Version Details Vulnerabilities
57 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.22 Version Details Vulnerabilities
58 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.23 Version Details Vulnerabilities
59 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.24 Version Details Vulnerabilities
60 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.25 Version Details Vulnerabilities
61 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.26 Version Details Vulnerabilities
62 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.27 Version Details Vulnerabilities
63 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
64 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
65 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
66 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
67 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
68 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
69 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
70 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
71 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
72 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
73 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
74 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
75 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
76 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
77 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
78 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
79 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
80 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Apache Tomcat 80

- References For CVE-2008-5515

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-07/msg00002.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2009:012
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-04/msg00001.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2010:008
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=129070310906557&w=2
HP SSRT100203
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=136485229118404&w=2
HP HPSBUX02860
http://secunia.com/advisories/37460
SECUNIA 37460
http://secunia.com/advisories/35788
SECUNIA 35788
http://secunia.com/advisories/35685
SECUNIA 35685
http://secunia.com/advisories/35393
SECUNIA 35393
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/507985/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20091120 VMSA-2009-0016 VMware vCenter and ESX update release and vMA patch release address multiple security issue in third party components
http://secunia.com/advisories/42368
SECUNIA 42368
http://secunia.com/advisories/39317
SECUNIA 39317
http://secunia.com/advisories/44183
SECUNIA 44183
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-263529-1
SUNALERT 263529
http://www.debian.org/security/2011/dsa-2207
DEBIAN DSA-2207
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4077 CONFIRM
http://www.fujitsu.com/global/support/software/security/products-f/interstage-200902e.html CONFIRM
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:136
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2009:136
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:138
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2009:138
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-November/msg01216.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2009-11352
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1856
VUPEN ADV-2009-1856
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2010:176
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2010:176
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0016.html CONFIRM
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-November/msg01156.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2009-11374
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1535
VUPEN ADV-2009-1535
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/3316
VUPEN ADV-2009-3316
http://jvn.jp/en/jp/JVN63832775/index.html
JVN JVN#63832775
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-November/msg01246.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2009-11356
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/3056
VUPEN ADV-2010-3056
http://tomcat.apache.org/security-4.html CONFIRM
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/504170/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20090608 [SECURITY] CVE-2008-5515 RequestDispatcher directory traversal vulnerability
http://tomcat.apache.org/security-5.html CONFIRM
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/35263
BID 35263 Apache Tomcat 'RequestDispatcher' Information Disclosure Vulnerability Release Date:2013-04-01
http://tomcat.apache.org/security-6.html CONFIRM
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/504202/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20090610 [SECURITY] UPDATED CVE-2008-5515 RequestDispatcher directory traversal vulnerability
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2010//Mar/msg00001.html
APPLE APPLE-SA-2010-03-29-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1520
VUPEN ADV-2009-1520

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-5515

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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