Apache Tomcat 7.0.0 through 7.0.3, 6.0.x, and 5.5.x, when running within a SecurityManager, does not make the ServletContext attribute read-only, which allows local web applications to read or write files outside of the intended working directory, as demonstrated using a directory traversal attack.
Publish Date : 2011-02-10 Last Update Date : 2016-08-22
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.