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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-1232

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Apache Tomcat 4.1.0 through 4.1.37, 5.5.0 through 5.5.26, and 6.0.0 through 6.0.16 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a crafted string that is used in the message argument to the HttpServletResponse.sendError method.
Publish Date : 2008-08-03 Last Update Date : 2018-10-11
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
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 Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Cross Site Scripting

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2008-08-01 2008-08-01
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Apache Tomcat 4.1.0 through 4.1.37, 5.5.0 through 5.5.26, and 6.0.0 through ... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11181 unix
CVE-2008-1232 unix
ELSA-2008:0648: tomcat security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21729 unix
RHSA-2008:0648 -- tomcat security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28407 unix
RHSA-2008:0648: tomcat security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080648 unix
Security vulnerability in the HttpServletResponse.sendError method in Tomcat 5.5 bundled with Solaris 9 and Solaris 10 m... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5985 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-2008-1232

# 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 4.1.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Apache Tomcat 4.1.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Apache Tomcat 4.1.24 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Apache Tomcat 4.1.28 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Apache Tomcat 4.1.31 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Apache Tomcat 4.1.36 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.19 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.20 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.21 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.22 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.23 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.24 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.25 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
36 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
37 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
38 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
39 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
40 Application Apache Software Foundation Tomcat 4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
41 Application Apache Software Foundation Tomcat 4.1.32 Version Details Vulnerabilities
42 Application Apache Software Foundation Tomcat 4.1.34 Version Details Vulnerabilities
43 Application Apache Software Foundation Tomcat 4.1.37 Version Details Vulnerabilities
44 Application Apache Software Foundation Tomcat 5.5.26 Version Details Vulnerabilities
45 Application Apache Software Foundation Tomcat 6.0.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Apache Tomcat 39
Apache Software Foundation Tomcat 6

- References For CVE-2008-1232
VUPEN ADV-2009-3316
XF tomcat-httpservletresponse-xss(44155)
VUPEN ADV-2008-2823
VUPEN ADV-2009-0320
VUPEN ADV-2009-0503
VUPEN ADV-2009-1609
VUPEN ADV-2009-2194
VUPEN ADV-2008-2305
BID 30496 Apache Tomcat 'HttpServletResponse.sendError()' Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability Release Date:2014-02-27
BID 31681 RETIRED: Apple Mac OS X 2008-007 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities Release Date:2009-03-24
BUGTRAQ 20091120 VMSA-2009-0016 VMware vCenter and ESX update release and vMA patch release address multiple security issue in third party components
BUGTRAQ 20090806 CA20090806-02: Security Notice for Unicenter Asset Portfolio Management, Unicenter Desktop and Server Management, Unicenter Patch Management
BUGTRAQ 20090616 CA20090615-02: CA Service Desk Tomcat Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0862
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0864
BUGTRAQ 20080801 [CVE-2008-1232] Apache Tomcat XSS vulnerability CONFIRM CONFIRM
SUSE SUSE-SR:2009:004
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:018

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-1232

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