Apache Tomcat up to 6.0.9 Access Restriction access control

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A vulnerability classified as problematic has been found in Apache Tomcat up to 6.0.9 (Application Server Software). This affects an unknown code of the component Access Restriction. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-264. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality.

The weakness was released 01/14/2012 as dsa-2401 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at svn.apache.org. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2011-1184 since 03/03/2011. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1068 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 69584 (Amazon Linux AMI : tomcat6 (ALAS-2011-25)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Amazon Linux Local Security Checks and running in the context local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 185018 (HP-UX Apache Running Tomcat Servlet Engine Multiple Vulnerabilities (HPSBUX02860)).

Upgrading to version 6.0.10 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published before and not just after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (70052), Vulnerability Center (SBV-57768) and Tenable (69584). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 7372, 7370, 7373 and 7362.





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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 69584
Nessus Name: Amazon Linux AMI : tomcat6 (ALAS-2011-25)
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OpenVAS ID: 70718
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 2401-1 (tomcat6)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Tomcat 6.0.10


03/03/2011 🔍
06/27/2011 +116 days 🔍
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Vendor: https://www.apache.org/

Advisory: dsa-2401
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CVE: CVE-2011-1184 (🔍)

X-Force: 70052
Vulnerability Center: 57768 - Apache Tomcat HTTP DIGEST Remote Access Restrictions Bypass Vulnerability - CVE-2011-1184, Medium
SecurityFocus: 48456 - Apache Tomcat 'MemoryUserDatabase' Information Disclosure Vulnerability
Secunia: 57126 - HP XP P9000 Performance Advisor Software Apache Tomcat and Multiple Oracle Products Vulner, Moderately Critical

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Created: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM
Updated: 11/28/2021 08:09 PM
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