Bug#458237: tomcat5.5: CVE-2007-5342 unauthorized modification of data because of too open permissions

Nico Golde nion at debian.org
Sat Dec 29 18:28:53 UTC 2007

Package: tomcat5.5
Version: 5.5.20-2
Severity: grave
Tags: security patch

the following CVE (Common Vulnerabilities & Exposures) id was
published for tomcat5.5.

| The default catalina.policy in the JULI logging component in Apache
| Tomcat 5.5.9 through 5.5.25 and 6.0.0 through 6.0.15 does not restrict
| certain permissions for web applications, which allows attackers to
| modify logging configuration options and overwrite arbitrary files, as
| demonstrated by changing the (1) level, (2) directory, and (3) prefix
| attributes in the org.apache.juli.FileHandler handler.

If you fix this vulnerability please also include the CVE id
in your changelog entry.

A patch can be found on:

For further information:
[0] http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5342

Kind regards

Nico Golde - http://www.ngolde.de - nion at jabber.ccc.de - GPG: 0x73647CFF
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