Vulnerability Note VU#116963

Apache Tomcat default installation contains sample applications that disclose webroot path

Original Release date: 11 Jun 2002 | Last revised: 11 Jun 2002

Overview

There is an insecure default configuration in Apache Tomcat web server that places several sample applications in the webroot. Remote users may be able to use these applications to gain sensitive information about the server's configuration.

Description

There are several sample applications that ship with Apache Tomcat, and are installed in the webroot by default. If these applications are left in the webroot of a production machine, remote users may be able to gain sensitive information about the server's configuration.

Impact

A remote user may be able to gain sensitive information about the server's configuration.

Solution

The CERT/CC is currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem.

Remove the sample files prior to placing the server into production.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
ApacheAffected16 May 200210 Jun 2002
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

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References

Credit

Thanks to ProCheckUp for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jason A Rafail.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: Unknown
  • Date Public: 29 May 2002
  • Date First Published: 11 Jun 2002
  • Date Last Updated: 11 Jun 2002
  • Severity Metric: 3.00
  • Document Revision: 7

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