Check Point Advisories

Apache Tomcat WebDav Remote Information Disclosure (CVE-2007-5461)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2013-3521
Date Published: 18 Nov 2013
Severity: Medium
Last Updated:
Source: CVE-2007-5461
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway

Who is Vulnerable? Apache Tomcat 4.0.0 through 4.0.6, 4.1.0, 5.0.0, 5.5.0 through 5.5.25, and 6.0.0 through 6.0.14
Vulnerability Description A remote information-disclosure vulnerability has been reported in Apache Tomcat.
Vulnerability DetailsThe vulnerability is due to lack of validation of the SYSTEM tag value. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by sending a WebDAV write request that specifies an entity with a SYSTEM tag. Successful exploitation allows an attacker to obtain the contents of sensitive files stored on the server.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your product to the latest update. For information on how to update , go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R75 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Apache Tomcat WebDav Remote Information Disclosure protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: Apache Server Protection Violation
Attack Information: Apache Tomcat WebDav Remote Information Disclosure

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