Information Exposure Affecting org.apache.tomcat.embed:tomcat-embed-core package, versions [7.0.0,7.0.73) [8,8.0.39) [8.5.0,8.5.8) [9-alpha,9.0.0.M13)


0.0
high
  • Exploit Maturity

    Mature

  • Attack Complexity

    Low

  • User Interaction

    Required

  • Scope

    Changed

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  • snyk-id

    SNYK-JAVA-ORGAPACHETOMCATEMBED-451526

  • published

    23 Nov 2016

  • disclosed

    23 Nov 2016

  • credit

    Regis Leroy

How to fix?

Upgrade org.apache.tomcat.embed:tomcat-embed-core to version 7.0.73, 8.0.39, 8.5.8, 9.0.0.M13 or higher.

Overview

org.apache.tomcat.embed:tomcat-embed-core is a Core Tomcat implementation.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Information Exposure. The code that parsed the HTTP request line permitted invalid characters. This could be exploited, in conjunction with a proxy that also permitted the invalid characters but with a different interpretation, to inject data into the HTTP response. By manipulating the HTTP response the attacker could poison a web-cache, perform an XSS attack and/or obtain sensitive information from requests other then their own.