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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-2901

The autodeployment process in Apache Tomcat 5.5.0 through 5.5.28 and 6.0.0 through 6.0.20, when autoDeploy is enabled, deploys appBase files that remain from a failed undeploy, which might allow remote attackers to bypass intended authentication requirements via HTTP requests.
Publish Date : 2010-01-28 Last Update Date : 2014-03-15
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
4.3
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Bypass a restriction or similar
CWE ID 264

- Vendor Statements

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2009-2901 This issue did not affect Tomcat versions running on Linux or Solaris systems. This issue is fixed in the tomcat5 and tomcat6 packages released with JBoss Enterprise Web Server 1.0.1 for Windows.
Source: Redhat

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2009-2901 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20092901 unix
Third party component updates for VMware vCenter Server, vCenter Update Manager, ESXi and ESX oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20399 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2009-2901

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.19 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.20 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.21 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.22 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.23 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.24 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.25 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.26 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.27 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application Apache Tomcat 5.5.28 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
36 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
37 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
38 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
39 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
40 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
41 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
42 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
43 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
44 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
45 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
46 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
47 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
48 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
49 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
50 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.19 Version Details Vulnerabilities
51 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0.20 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Apache Tomcat 51

- References For CVE-2009-2901

http://secunia.com/advisories/43310
SECUNIA 43310
http://secunia.com/advisories/57126
SECUNIA 57126
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2010//Mar/msg00001.html
APPLE APPLE-SA-2010-03-29-1
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-04/msg00001.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2010:008
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2012-12/msg00090.html
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2012:1701
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2012-12/msg00089.html
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2012:1700
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2013-01/msg00037.html
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2013:0147
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=139344343412337&w=2
HP HPSBST02955
http://secunia.com/advisories/38316
SECUNIA 38316
http://secunia.com/advisories/38346
SECUNIA 38346
http://secunia.com/advisories/38541
SECUNIA 38541
http://tomcat.apache.org/security-5.html CONFIRM
http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=902650&view=rev CONFIRM
http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=892815&view=rev CONFIRM
http://secunia.com/advisories/39317
SECUNIA 39317
http://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere4/doc/vsp_vc41_u1_rel_notes.html CONFIRM
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4077 CONFIRM
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2011-0003.html CONFIRM
http://securitytracker.com/id?1023503
SECTRACK 1023503
http://ubuntu.com/usn/usn-899-1
UBUNTU USN-899-1
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/509151/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20100124 [SECURITY] CVE-2009-2901 Apache Tomcat insecure partial deploy after failed undeploy
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2010:177
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2010:177
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2010:176
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2010:176
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/516397/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20110211 VMSA-2011-0003 Third party component updates for VMware vCenter Server, vCenter Update Manager, ESXi and ESX
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/37942
BID 37942 Apache Tomcat Directory Host Appbase Authentication Bypass Vulnerability Release Date:2012-09-25
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/55856
XF tomcat-autodeploy-security-bypass(55856)
http://tomcat.apache.org/security-6.html CONFIRM
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0213
VUPEN ADV-2010-0213

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-2901

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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