Access Restriction Bypass

Affecting org.apache.tomcat:tomcat-catalina artifact, versions [7.0.12, 7.0.14)

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Overview

org.apache.tomcat:tomcat-catalina is a Tomcat Servlet Engine Core Classes and Standard implementations.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Access Restriction Bypass. When web.xml has no login configuration, does not follow security constraints, which allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions via HTTP requests to a meta-data complete web application.

NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incorrect fix for CVE-2011-1088 and CVE-2011-1419.

Remediation

Upgrade org.apache.tomcat:tomcat-catalina to version 7.0.14 or higher.

References

CVSS Score

5.4
medium severity
  • Attack Vector
    Network
  • Attack Complexity
    Low
  • Privileges Required
    None
  • User Interaction
    Required
  • Scope
    Unchanged
  • Confidentiality
    Low
  • Integrity
    Low
  • Availability
    None
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N
Credit
Unknown
CVE
CVE-2011-1183
CWE
CWE-284
Snyk ID
SNYK-JAVA-ORGAPACHETOMCAT-30886
Disclosed
10 Jun, 2015
Published
10 Jun, 2015