Vulnerability Note VU#672683
Apache Tomcat vulnerable to Cross-Site Scripting via passing of user input directly to default error page
Several server applications are vulnerable to such an technique via various default error pages.
The victim will be presented with information which the compromised site did not wish their visitors to be subjected. This could be used to "sniff" sensitive data from within the web page, including passwords, credit card numbers, and any arbitrary information the user inputs.
Update to the latest available version from your vendor that provides a solution to this problem.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Apache||Affected||16 Mar 2001||26 Jul 2001|
|Caldera||Affected||-||14 Aug 2001|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
- VU#642239, VU#672683, VU#654643, VU#560659, VU#270083, VU#981651
Our thanks to Hiromitsu Takagi, who discovered this instance of the cross-site scripting vulnerability.
This document was originally written by Shawn Hernan in July 2000. It has been adapted for this instance by Jason Rafail.
- CVE IDs: Unknown
- Date Public: 02 Jul 2001
- Date First Published: 17 Aug 2001
- Date Last Updated: 17 Aug 2001
- Severity Metric: 59.06
- Document Revision: 12
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