CVE-2007-3384: XSS in Tomcat cookies example

From: Mark Thomas <markt@apache.org>
To: Tomcat Users List <users@tomcat.apache.org>,Tomcat Developers List <dev@tomcat.apache.org>,bugtraq@securityfocus.com,full-disclosure@lists.grok.org.uk
Cc: CERT(R) Coordination Center <cert@cert.org>
Subject: CVE-2007-3384: XSS in Tomcat cookies example
Date:


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CVE-2007-3384: XSS in Tomcat cookies example

Severity:
Low (Cross-site scripting)

Vendor:
The Apache Software Foundation

Versions Affected:
3.3 to 3.3.2

Description:
When reporting error messages, Tomcat does not filter user supplied
data before display. This enables an XSS attack.

Mitigation:
Remove examples web application.
Apply patch available from http://tomcat.apache.org/download-33.cgi

Credit:
This issue was discovered by Tomasz Kuczynski, Poznan Supercomputing
and Networking Center, who worked with the CERT/CC to report the
vulnerability.

Example:
http://localhost:8080/examples/servlet/CookieExample
populate Name or Value field with:
<script>alert('XSS reflected');</script>
and submit.

References:
http://tomcat.apache.org/security.html
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