CVE-2009-2693

NameCVE-2009-2693
DescriptionDirectory traversal vulnerability in Apache Tomcat 5.5.0 through 5.5.28 and 6.0.0 through 6.0.20 allows remote attackers to create or overwrite arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in an entry in a WAR file, as demonstrated by a ../../bin/catalina.bat entry.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-2207-1
NVD severitymedium

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
tomcat5.5sourcelenny5.5.26-5lenny2DSA-2207-1
tomcat5.5source(unstable)(unfixed)
tomcat6sourcelenny(not affected)
tomcat6source(unstable)6.0.24-1low

Notes

[lenny] - tomcat6 <not-affected> (The package only ships the servlet packages)

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