Timing Attack

Affecting org.apache.tomcat:catalina artifact, versions [6,6.0.45]

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Overview

org.apache.tomcat:catalina is a Servlet Engine Core Classes and Standard implementations.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Timing Attack. The setGlobalContext method in ResourceLinkFactory.java does not consider whether callers to this method are authorized, which allows remote authenticated users to bypass intended SecurityManager restrictions and read or write to arbitrary application data, or cause a denial of service (application disruption), via a web application that sets a crafted global context.

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CVSS Score

5.9
medium severity
  • Attack Vector
    Network
  • Attack Complexity
    High
  • Privileges Required
    None
  • User Interaction
    None
  • Scope
    Unchanged
  • Confidentiality
    High
  • Integrity
    None
  • Availability
    None
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N
Credit
The Apache Tomcat Security Team
CVE
CVE-2016-0762
CWE
CWE-264
Snyk ID
SNYK-JAVA-ORGAPACHETOMCAT-30854
Disclosed
28 Oct, 2016
Published
28 Oct, 2016