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|Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:26 am Post subject: [ GLSA 200708-15 ] Apache mod_jk: Directory traversal
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Apache mod_jk: Directory traversal (GLSA 200708-15)
Date: August 19, 2007
A directory traversal vulnerability has been discovered in Apache mod_jk.
Apache mod_jk is a connector for the Tomcat web server.
Vulnerable: < 1.2.23
Unaffected: >= 1.2.23
Architectures: All supported architectures
Apache mod_jk decodes the URL within Apache before passing them to Tomcat, which decodes them a second time.
A remote attacker could browse a specially crafted URL on an Apache server running mod_jk, possibly gaining access to restricted resources.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Apache mod_jk users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apache/mod_jk-1.2.23"