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Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: tomcat4

Oct 04, 2002, 15:55 (0 Talkback[s])

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 169-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
October, 4th, 2002                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : tomcat4
Vulnerability  : source code disclosure
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no

A security vulnerability has been found in all Tomcat 4.x releases.
This problem allows an attacker to use a specially crafted URL to
return the unprocessed source code of a JSP page, or, under special
circumstances, a static resource which would otherwise have been
protected by security constraints, without the need for being properly

This problem has been fixed in version 4.0.3-3woody1 for the current
stable distribution (woody) and in version 4.1.12-1 for the unstable
release (sid).  The old stable release (potato) does not contain
tomcat packages.  Also, packages for tomcat3 are not vulnerable to
this problem.

We recommend that you upgrade your tomcat package immediately.

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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  Source archives:

      Size/MD5 checksum:      735 a289e7ca78555790041f9f156bb43d6b
      Size/MD5 checksum:    15271 a95ea3dac14fcc124d2ac34d8ef685cd
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1588186 2b2e0d859f7152e5225633933e6585d6

  Architecture independent components:

      Size/MD5 checksum:  1133954 913a12f0bc47c3dd7b32416b3ebbd1a5
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1385482 395d7482c58aa9e41702e605071792c9
      Size/MD5 checksum:   126030 904242e382289346c58cf93cfc2ddc9b

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next revision.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>;