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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-0450

Directory traversal vulnerability in Apache HTTP Server and Tomcat 5.x before 5.5.22 and 6.x before 6.0.10, when using certain proxy modules (mod_proxy, mod_rewrite, mod_jk), allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) sequence with combinations of (1) "/" (slash), (2) "\" (backslash), and (3) URL-encoded backslash (%5C) characters in the URL, which are valid separators in Tomcat but not in Apache.
Publish Date : 2007-03-16 Last Update Date : 2017-10-10
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
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 traversal

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important 2007-03-14 2007-03-14
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2007-0450 unix
Directory traversal vulnerability in Apache HTTP Server and Tomcat 5.x before 5.5.22 and 6.x before 6.0.10, when using c... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10643 unix
ELSA-2007:0327: tomcat security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22631 unix
RHSA-2007:0327: tomcat security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20070327 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-2007-0450

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Apache Http Server Win32 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Apache Tomcat 5.0.19 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Apache Tomcat 5.0.28 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.19 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.20 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.21 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.22 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Apache Http Server 1
Apache Tomcat 26

- References For CVE-2007-0450
XF tomcat-proxy-directory-traversal(32988)
VUPEN ADV-2009-0233
VUPEN ADV-2007-3087
VUPEN ADV-2007-3386
VUPEN ADV-2008-0065
VUPEN ADV-2008-1979
VUPEN ADV-2007-0975
VUPEN ADV-2007-2732
BID 25159 Apple Mac OS X 2007-007 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities Release Date:2007-08-08
BUGTRAQ 20090127 CA20090123-01: Cohesion Tomcat Multiple Vulnerabilities (Updated - v1.1)
BID 22960 Apache HTTP Server Tomcat Directory Traversal Vulnerability Release Date:2010-08-05
BUGTRAQ 20090124 CA20090123-01: Cohesion Tomcat Multiple Vulnerabilities
BUGTRAQ 20070314 SEC Consult SA-20070314-0 :: Apache HTTP Server / Tomcat directory traversal
BUGTRAQ 20080108 VMSA-2008-0002 Low severity security update for VirtualCenter and ESX Server 3.0.2, and ESX 3.0.1
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0261
REDHAT RHSA-2007:0360
SUSE SUSE-SR:2007:015
GENTOO GLSA-200705-03
MLIST [Security-announce] 20080107 VMSA-2008-0002 Low severity security update for VirtualCenter and ESX Server 3.0.2, and ESX 3.0.1
HP SSRT071447

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-0450

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