CVE-2008-5515 Detail

Current Description

Apache Tomcat 4.1.0 through 4.1.39, 5.5.0 through 5.5.27, 6.0.0 through 6.0.18, and possibly earlier versions normalizes the target pathname before filtering the query string when using the RequestDispatcher method, which allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions and conduct directory traversal attacks via .. (dot dot) sequences and the WEB-INF directory in a Request.


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Hyperlink Resource
http://jvn.jp/en/jp/JVN63832775/index.html Patch 
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2010//Mar/msg00001.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-07/msg00002.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-04/msg00001.html
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=127420533226623&w=2
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=129070310906557&w=2
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=136485229118404&w=2
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-263529-1
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4077
http://tomcat.apache.org/security-4.html Patch  Vendor Advisory 
http://tomcat.apache.org/security-5.html Patch  Vendor Advisory 
http://tomcat.apache.org/security-6.html Patch  Vendor Advisory 
http://www.debian.org/security/2011/dsa-2207
http://www.fujitsu.com/global/support/software/security/products-f/interstage-200902e.html
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:136
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:138
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2010:176
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/504170/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/504202/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/507985/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/35263 Patch 
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0016.html
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1520 Patch  Vendor Advisory 
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1535
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1856
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/3316
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/3056
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/06cfb634bc7bf37af7d8f760f118018746ad8efbd519c4b789ac9c2e@%3Cdev.tomcat.apache.org%3E
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/29dc6c2b625789e70a9c4756b5a327e6547273ff8bde7e0327af48c5@%3Cdev.tomcat.apache.org%3E
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/8dcaf7c3894d66cb717646ea1504ea6e300021c85bb4e677dc16b1aa@%3Cdev.tomcat.apache.org%3E
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/c62b0e3a7bf23342352a5810c640a94b6db69957c5c19db507004d74@%3Cdev.tomcat.apache.org%3E
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/r3aacc40356defc3f248aa504b1e48e819dd0471a0a83349080c6bcbf@%3Cdev.tomcat.apache.org%3E
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/r584a714f141eff7b1c358d4679288177bd4ca4558e9999d15867d4b5@%3Cdev.tomcat.apache.org%3E
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/rb71997f506c6cc8b530dd845c084995a9878098846c7b4eacfae8db3@%3Cdev.tomcat.apache.org%3E
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10422
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A19452
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A6445
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-November/msg01156.html
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-November/msg01216.html
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-November/msg01246.html

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-22 Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal') cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-5515
NVD Published Date:
06/16/2009
NVD Last Modified:
03/25/2019
Source:
Red Hat, Inc.