Arbitrary File Read Affecting org.apache.tomcat:catalina package, versions [6,6.0.40)


0.0
medium
  • Attack Complexity

    Low

  • User Interaction

    Required

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  • snyk-id

    SNYK-JAVA-ORGAPACHETOMCAT-30847

  • published

    8 Sep 2014

  • disclosed

    31 May 2014

  • credit

    Unknown

Overview

org.apache.tomcat:catalina java/org/apache/catalina/servlets/DefaultServlet.java in the default servlet in Apache Tomcat before 6.0.40, 7.x before 7.0.53, and 8.x before 8.0.4 does not properly restrict XSLT stylesheets, which allows remote attackers to bypass security-manager restrictions and read arbitrary files via a crafted web application that provides an XML external entity declaration in conjunction with an entity reference, related to an XML External Entity (XXE) issue.

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