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Apache Tomcat default installation contains sample applications that disclose webroot path

Vulnerability Note VU#116963

Original Release Date: 2002-06-11 | Last Revised: 2002-06-11

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.

Vendor Information

116963
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Apache

Notified:  May 16, 2002 Updated:  June 10, 2002

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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CVSS Metrics

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Environmental N/A

References

Credit

Thanks to ProCheckUp for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jason A Rafail.

Other Information

CVE IDs: None
Severity Metric: 3.00
Date Public: 2002-05-29
Date First Published: 2002-06-11
Date Last Updated: 2002-06-11 20:32 UTC
Document Revision: 7

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