Session Fixation Affecting org.apache.tomcat:tomcat-catalina Open this link in a new tab package, versions [9.0.0.M1, 9.0.30) [8.5.0,8.5.50) [,7.0.99)


0.0
low
  • Attack Complexity

    High

  • User Interaction

    Required

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  • snyk-id

    SNYK-JAVA-ORGAPACHETOMCAT-538469

  • published

    20 Dec 2019

  • disclosed

    18 Dec 2019

  • credit

    William Marlow (IBM)

How to fix?

Upgrade org.apache.tomcat:tomcat-catalina to version 9.0.30, 8.5.50, 7.0.99 or higher.

Overview

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

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Session Fixation. When using FORM authentication there was a narrow window where an attacker could perform a session fixation attack. The window was considered too narrow for an exploit to be practical but, erring on the side of caution, this issue has been treated as a security vulnerability.