CVE-2007-0450

NameCVE-2007-0450
DescriptionDirectory traversal vulnerability in Apache HTTP Server and Tomcat 5.x before 5.5.22 and 6.x before 6.0.10, when using certain proxy modules (mod_proxy, mod_rewrite, mod_jk), allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) sequence with combinations of (1) "/" (slash), (2) "\" (backslash), and (3) URL-encoded backslash (%5C) characters in the URL, which are valid separators in Tomcat but not in Apache.
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NVD severitymedium

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
tomcat5source(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant
tomcat5.5source(unstable)5.5.23-1unimportant

Notes

This only adds an additional control settings for path delimiters, the
necessary proxies still need to be secured or fixed individually (e.g.
as done for mod_jk in a DSA

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