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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.
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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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http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/509151/100/0/threaded [No Types Assigned]
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/516397/100/0/threaded [No Types Assigned]
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http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/516397/100/0/threaded [No Types Assigned]
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/55856 [No Types Assigned]
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/55856 [No Types Assigned]