Apache Tomcat 4.1.0 through 4.1.37, 5.5.0 through 5.5.26, and 6.0.0 through 6.0.16, when a RequestDispatcher is used, performs path normalization before removing the query string from the URI, which allows remote attackers to conduct directory traversal attacks and read arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in a request parameter.
Published 2008-08-04 01:41:00
Updated 2023-02-13 02:19:09
Source Red Hat, Inc.
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Directory traversal

Threat overview for CVE-2008-2370

Top countries where our scanners detected CVE-2008-2370
Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 80
IPs affected by CVE-2008-2370 11,128
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2008-2370

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 1.37%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 86 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

CVSS scores for CVE-2008-2370

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source
5.0
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
10.0
2.9
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CWE ids for CVE-2008-2370

  • The product uses external input to construct a pathname that is intended to identify a file or directory that is located underneath a restricted parent directory, but the product does not properly neutralize special elements within the pathname that can cause the pathname to resolve to a location that is outside of the restricted directory.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2008-2370

Products affected by CVE-2008-2370

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