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Apache Tomcat VirtualDirContext Information Disclosure (CVE-2017-12616)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-0818
Date Published: 2 Oct 2017
Severity: High
Last Updated: 2 Oct 2017
Source:
Industry Reference:CVE-2017-12616
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Apache Tomcat 7.0.0 to 7.0.80
Vulnerability Description An information disclosure vulnerability exists in Apache Tomcat. By crafting a malicious request an attacker may view the source code of jsp files for resources.

Protection Overview

This protection detects attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

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

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Apache Tomcat VirtualDirContext Information Disclosure (CVE-2017-12616) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Apache Server Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Apache Tomcat VirtualDirContext Information Disclosure (CVE-2017-12616)

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