Information Exposure Affecting org.apache.tomcat.embed:tomcat-embed-core package, versions [8,8.0.37) [8.5.0,8.5.5) [9-alpha,9.0.0.M10)


0.0
medium

Snyk CVSS

    Attack Complexity Low
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NVD
5.3 medium
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RHEL
3.1 low

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  • Snyk ID SNYK-JAVA-ORGAPACHETOMCATEMBED-451529
  • published 28 Oct 2016
  • disclosed 28 Oct 2016
  • credit the Apache Tomcat Security Team

How to fix?

Upgrade org.apache.tomcat.embed:tomcat-embed-core to version 8.0.37, 8.5.5, 9.0.0.M10 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. 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.