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CVE-2009-2901 Detail

Description

The autodeployment process in Apache Tomcat 5.5.0 through 5.5.28 and 6.0.0 through 6.0.20, when autoDeploy is enabled, deploys appBase files that remain from a failed undeploy, which might allow remote attackers to bypass intended authentication requirements via HTTP requests.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  01/28/2010

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-2901
Original release date:
01/28/2010
Last revised:
08/16/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.3 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/02/2010)

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2009-2901 This issue did not affect Tomcat versions running on Linux or Solaris systems. This issue is fixed in the tomcat5 and tomcat6 packages released with JBoss Enterprise Web Server 1.0.1 for Windows.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2010//Mar/msg00001.html External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2010-03-29-1
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-04/msg00001.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2010:008
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2012-12/msg00089.html External Source SUSE openSUSE-SU-2012:1700
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2012-12/msg00090.html External Source SUSE openSUSE-SU-2012:1701
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2013-01/msg00037.html External Source SUSE openSUSE-SU-2013:0147
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=127420533226623&w=2 External Source HP SSRT100029
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=133469267822771&w=2 External Source HP SSRT100825
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=139344343412337&w=2 External Source HP HPSBST02955
http://securitytracker.com/id?1023503 External Source SECTRACK 1023503
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4077 External Source CONFIRM http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4077
http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=892815&view=rev Patch External Source CONFIRM http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=892815&view=rev
http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=902650&view=rev Patch External Source CONFIRM http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=902650&view=rev
http://tomcat.apache.org/security-5.html Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM http://tomcat.apache.org/security-5.html
http://tomcat.apache.org/security-6.html Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM http://tomcat.apache.org/security-6.html
http://ubuntu.com/usn/usn-899-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-899-1
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2010:176 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2010:176
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2010:177 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2010:177
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/509151/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20100124 [SECURITY] CVE-2009-2901 Apache Tomcat insecure partial deploy after failed undeploy
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/516397/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20110211 VMSA-2011-0003 Third party component updates for VMware vCenter Server, vCenter Update Manager, ESXi and ESX
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/37942 External Source BID 37942
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2011-0003.html External Source CONFIRM http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2011-0003.html
http://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere4/doc/vsp_vc41_u1_rel_notes.html External Source CONFIRM http://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere4/doc/vsp_vc41_u1_rel_notes.html
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0213 Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2010-0213
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/55856 External Source XF tomcat-autodeploy-security-bypass(55856)

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:5.5.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:5.5.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:5.5.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:5.5.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:5.5.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:5.5.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:5.5.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:5.5.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:5.5.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:5.5.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:5.5.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:5.5.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:5.5.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:5.5.13:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:5.5.14:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:5.5.15:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:5.5.16:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:5.5.17:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:5.5.18:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:5.5.19:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:5.5.20:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:5.5.21:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:5.5.22:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:5.5.23:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:5.5.24:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:5.5.25:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:5.5.26:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:5.5.27:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:5.5.28:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:6.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:6.0.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:6.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:6.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:6.0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:6.0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:6.0.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:6.0.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:6.0.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:6.0.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:6.0.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:6.0.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:6.0.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:6.0.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:6.0.13:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:6.0.14:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:6.0.15:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:6.0.16:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:6.0.17:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:6.0.18:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:6.0.19:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:6.0.20:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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