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From "Mark Lenz" <>
Subject Re: TRACE/TRACK methods
Date Thu, 11 Sep 2003 19:07:01 GMT

I'm not sure exactly how to do this.  The Servlet Spec is pretty vague on
how to add a security-constraint denying access via an http-method.  Could
you give me an example?

Mark Lenz
Software Engineer
Control Systems Group
Pierce Manufacturing, Inc.
(920) 832-3523

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You can add a security constraint in web.xml to disable TRACE.


Mark Lenz wrote:
> Our company conducted a security audit and Tomcat was reported as
> supporting TRACE and TRACK.  It said, "It has been shown that servers
> supporting this method are subject to cross-site-scripting attacks,
> XST for 'Cross-Site-Tracing', when used in conjunction with various
> weaknesses in browsers."  I have been assigned the task of turning off
> support, but I have searched Google, tomcat-user archives and the Tomcat
> documentation to no avail.  Does anyone know how to disable these
> Thanks.

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