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From "Eric Hawkes" <ehaw...@sonicwall.com>
Subject RE: [SECURITY] CVE-2008-1947: Tomcat host-manager XSS vulnerability
Date Mon, 14 Jul 2008 21:48:56 GMT
Hi, 

> This issue has been fixed ... in 5.5.27 and 6.0.17. 
> It is anticipated that these versions will be released shortly. 

It's been about six weeks.  Is there any further information 
on when Tomcat 5.5.27 will be released?  

Thanks, 

Eric 



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From: Mark Thomas [mailto:markt@apache.org] 
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2008 2:46 PM
To: Tomcat Users List; Tomcat Developers List;
bugtraq@securityfocus.com; full-disclosure@lists.grok.org.uk
Subject: [SECURITY] CVE-2008-1947: Tomcat host-manager XSS vulnerability


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CVE-2008-1947: Tomcat host-manager XSS vulnerability

Severity: Low

Vendor: The Apache Software Foundation

Versions Affected:
Tomcat 5.5.9 to 5.5.26
Tomcat 6.0.0 to 6.0.16
This issue has been fixed in the source repositories for each version
and
will be included in 5.5.27 and 6.0.17. It is anticipated that these
versions will be released shortly.

Description:
The user supplied hostname attribute is not filtered before being
included
in the output.

Mitigation:
Do not visit untrusted sites whilst logged in to the host-manager
application and log out (close the browser) once finished with the
host-manager.

Example:
Assume that after logged in, the victim was lead to the malicious web
server with following file installed.
<form action="http://localhost:8080/host-manager/html/add" method="get">
~  <INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME='name' VALUE="<script>alert()</script>">
~  <INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME='aliases' VALUE="somealias">
~  <input type="submit">
</form>

Credit:
These issues were discovered by Petr Splichal of RedHat.

References:
http://tomcat.apache.org/security.html

Mark Thomas
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