Access Restriction Bypass The advisory has been revoked - it doesn't affect any version of package org.apache.tomcat:catalina Open this link in a new tab

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7.5 high
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5.3 medium

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  • published 11 Oct 2017
  • disclosed 19 Sep 2017
  • credit Tomcat Security Team


This was deemed not a vulnerability.


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

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Access Restriction Bypass. When using a VirtualDirContext it was possible to bypass security constraints and/or view the source code of JSPs for resources served by the VirtualDirContext using a specially crafted request.