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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-2902

Directory traversal vulnerability in Apache Tomcat 5.5.0 through 5.5.28 and 6.0.0 through 6.0.20 allows remote attackers to delete work-directory files via directory traversal sequences in a WAR filename, as demonstrated by the ...war filename.
Publish Date : 2010-01-28 Last Update Date : 2018-10-10
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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) Directory traversal

- Vendor Statements

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here: This issue has been addressed in JBoss Enterprise Web Server 1.0.1:
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N 2010-01-28 2010-01-24
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2009-2902 unix
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2010-0580 -- tomcat5 security update (important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27956 unix
DSA-2207-1 tomcat5.5 -- several oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12963 unix
ELSA-2010:0580: tomcat5 security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23078 unix
HP-UX Apache Running Tomcat Servlet Engine, Remote Denial of Service (DoS), Access Restriction Bypass, Unauthorized Mod... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:19431 unix
HP-UX Running Tomcat Servlet Engine, Remote Increase in Privilege, Arbitrary File Modification oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7092 unix
RHSA-2010:0580: tomcat5 security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22107 unix
RHSA-2010:0580: tomcat5 security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20100580 unix
Third party component updates for VMware vCenter Server, vCenter Update Manager, ESXi and ESX oval:org.mitre.oval:def:19631 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-2009-2902

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.19 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.20 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.21 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.22 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.23 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.24 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.25 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.26 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.27 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.28 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
36 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
37 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
38 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
39 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
40 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
41 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
42 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
43 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
44 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
45 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
46 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
47 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
48 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
49 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
50 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.19 Version Details Vulnerabilities
51 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.20 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Apache Tomcat 51

- References For CVE-2009-2902
XF apache-tomcat-war-directory-traversal(55857)
REDHAT RHSA-2010:0582
APPLE APPLE-SA-2010-03-29-1
VUPEN ADV-2010-1559
VUPEN ADV-2010-0213
BID 37945 Apache Tomcat Host Working Directory WAR File Directory Traversal Vulnerability Release Date:2013-04-01 CONFIRM
BUGTRAQ 20110211 VMSA-2011-0003 Third party component updates for VMware vCenter Server, vCenter Update Manager, ESXi and ESX
BUGTRAQ 20100124 [SECURITY] CVE-2009-2902 Apache Tomcat unexpected file deletion in work directory
REDHAT RHSA-2010:0580
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2012:1700
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2012:1701
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2013:0147
SUSE SUSE-SR:2010:008

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-2902

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