GLSA 200708-15 Apache mod_jk: Directory traversal
Posted on: 08/20/2007 12:25 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Apache mod_jk: Directory traversal. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200708-15
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Low
Title: Apache mod_jk: Directory traversal
Date: August 19, 2007
Bugs: #186218
ID: 200708-15

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Synopsis
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A directory traversal vulnerability has been discovered in Apache
mod_jk.

Background
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Apache mod_jk is a connector for the Tomcat web server.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 www-apache/mod_jk lt; 1.2.23 gt;= 1.2.23

Description
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Apache mod_jk decodes the URL within Apache before passing them to
Tomcat, which decodes them a second time.

Impact
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A remote attacker could browse a specially crafted URL on an Apache
server running mod_jk, possibly gaining access to restricted resources.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Apache mod_jk users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=www-apache/mod_jk-1.2.23"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-1860
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-1860

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200708-15.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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