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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-5342

The default catalina.policy in the JULI logging component in Apache Tomcat 5.5.9 through 5.5.25 and 6.0.0 through 6.0.15 does not restrict certain permissions for web applications, which allows attackers to modify logging configuration options and overwrite arbitrary files, as demonstrated by changing the (1) level, (2) directory, and (3) prefix attributes in the org.apache.juli.FileHandler handler.
Publish Date : 2007-12-27 Last Update Date : 2018-10-15
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
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)
CWE ID 264

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2008-01-02 2007-12-23
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2007-5342 unix
DSA-1447 tomcat5.5 -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7989 unix
DSA-1447-1 tomcat5.5 several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18716 unix
ELSA-2008:0042: tomcat security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21709 unix
RHSA-2008:0042: tomcat security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080042 unix
The default catalina.policy in the JULI logging component in Apache Tomcat 5.5.9 through 5.5.25 and 6.0.0 through 6.0.15... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10417 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-2007-5342

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.19 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.20 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.21 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.22 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.23 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.24 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.25 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Apache Tomcat 33

- References For CVE-2007-5342
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0832
VUPEN ADV-2008-2823
VUPEN ADV-2009-3316
XF apache-juli-logging-weak-security(39201)
VUPEN ADV-2008-1856
BUGTRAQ 20091120 VMSA-2009-0016 VMware vCenter and ESX update release and vMA patch release address multiple security issue in third party components
BID 27006 Apache Tomcat JULI Logging Component Default Security Policy Vulnerability Release Date:2014-02-27
BID 31681 RETIRED: Apple Mac OS X 2008-007 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities Release Date:2009-03-24
BUGTRAQ 20071223 [CVE-2007-5342] Apache Tomcat's default security policy is too open
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0862
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0834
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0831
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0195
GENTOO GLSA-200804-10
SUSE SUSE-SR:2009:004
APPLE APPLE-SA-2008-10-09

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-5342

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