Apache mod_jk: Directory traversal — GLSA 200708-15

A directory traversal vulnerability has been discovered in Apache mod_jk.

Affected Packages

www-apache/mod_jk on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.2.23
Unaffected versions >= 1.2.23

Background

Apache mod_jk is a connector for the Tomcat web server.

Description

Apache mod_jk decodes the URL within Apache before passing them to Tomcat, which decodes them a second time.

Impact

A remote attacker could browse a specially crafted URL on an Apache server running mod_jk, possibly gaining access to restricted resources.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Apache mod_jk users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apache/mod_jk-1.2.23"

References

Release Date
August 19, 2007

Latest Revision
August 19, 2007: 01

Severity
low

Exploitable
remote

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