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From Mark Thomas <>
Subject Re: CVE-2010-4476 - is it fixed or not?
Date Fri, 11 Feb 2011 09:42:07 GMT
On 10/02/2011 23:03, Leon Rosenberg wrote:
> Hi,
> short question, I read in the
> that a possible DoS attack vulnerability has been fixed in Request
> class.
> Does that mean that CVE-2010-4476 is
> a) not an issue with 6.0.32++
True. Also not an issue with 7.0.8+ and 5.5.33+

> b) not an issue unless the app uses Double.parseDouble
False. As per the announcement sent to all the usual places:
Tomcat is affected when  accessing a form based security constrained
page or any page that calls javax.servlet.ServletRequest.getLocale() or

> c) probably not in issue in tomcat, at least until someone finds out it is.
False. See above.

I would add that Oracle have now released a patch for 1.6.0_23. If
running on a patched JVM, CVE-2010-4476 is not an issue for *any* Tomcat


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