Mortbay Jetty fails to properly handle cookie quotes, which may allow session hijacking.
Mortbay Jetty is a web server that is written in Java. Jetty fails to properly handle cookies with certain quote sequences. This can cause the Jetty cookie parsing mechanism to improperly handle all of the cookies in the cookie string that follow the cookie with the quote sequence.
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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Thanks to Tomasz Kuczynski for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
|Date First Published:||2007-12-04|
|Date Last Updated:||2007-12-04 04:05 UTC|