Vulnerability Note VU#993544
Apache Tomcat fails to properly handle cookies containing single quotes
Apache Tomcat fails to properly handle cookies that contain a single quote, which may allow session hijacking.
Apache Tomcat is an implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Page (JSP) technologies. Apache Tomcat incorrectly treats a single quote as a cookie delimiter. This can cause the Tomcat cookie parsing mechanism to improperly handle all of the cookies in the cookie string that follow the cookie with the single quote. According to the vendor, the following versions of Apache Tomcat are affected
6.0.0 to 6.0.13
This vulnerability can increase the possibility of a session hijacking success. In the presense of a cross-site scripting vulnerability, it may allow a denial-of-service attack against a web site by preventing a client from being able to log in using cookies.
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|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Apache Tomcat||Affected||02 Jul 2007||14 Aug 2007|
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Thanks to Tomasz Kuczynski for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2007-3382
- Date Public: 13 Aug 2007
- Date First Published: 14 Aug 2007
- Date Last Updated: 15 Aug 2007
- Severity Metric: 4.61
- Document Revision: 6
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