Information Exposure Affecting org.apache.tomcat:tomcat-util-scan Open this link in a new tab package, versions [8,8.0.37) [8.5.0,8.5.5) [9-alpha,9.0.0.M10)

  • Attack Complexity


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  • published

    28 Oct 2016

  • disclosed

    28 Oct 2016

  • credit

    the Apache Tomcat Security Team

How to fix?

Upgrade org.apache.tomcat:tomcat-util-scan to version 8.0.37, 8.5.5, 9.0.0.M10 or higher.


org.apache.tomcat:tomcat-util-scan is a Common code shared by Catalina and Jasper for scanning JARS and processing XML descriptors.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Information Exposure. It was discovered that when a SecurityManager is configured Tomcat's system property replacement feature for configuration files could be used by a malicious web application to bypass the SecurityManager and read system properties that should not be visible.