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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2008.0575 -- [Win][UNIX/Linux]
Tomcat host-manager XSS vulnerability
4 June 2008
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Tomcat 5.5.9 to 5.5.26
Tomcat 6.0.0 to 6.0.16
Publisher: The Apache Software Foundation
Operating System: UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact: Cross-site Scripting
CVE Names: CVE-2008-1947
Comment: CVE-2008-1947 has been fixed in the source repositories for
each version and will be included in versions 5.5.27 and
6.0.17 which will be released shortly.
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CVE-2008-1947: Tomcat host-manager XSS vulnerability
Vendor: The Apache Software Foundation
Tomcat 5.5.9 to 5.5.26
Tomcat 6.0.0 to 6.0.16
This issue has been fixed in the source repositories for each version and
will be included in 5.5.27 and 6.0.17. It is anticipated that these
versions will be released shortly.
The user supplied hostname attribute is not filtered before being included
in the output.
Do not visit untrusted sites whilst logged in to the host-manager
application and log out (close the browser) once finished with the
Assume that after logged in, the victim was lead to the malicious web
server with following file installed.
<form action="http://localhost:8080/host-manager/html/add" method="get">
~ <INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME='name' VALUE="<script>alert()</script>">
~ <INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME='aliases' VALUE="somealias">
~ <input type="submit">
These issues were discovered by Petr Splichal of RedHat.
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