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Allaire Security Bulletin (ASB01-02) JRun 3.0
From: Ben Greenbaum <bgreenbaum () SECURITYFOCUS COM>
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 10:49:05 -0800
Allaire posted the following security bulletin to their site recently. The
online version can be found at:
Allaire Security Bulletin (ASB01-02)
JRun 3.0: Patch available for JRun malformed URI WEB-INF directory
information and web.xml file retrieval issue
Originally Posted: January 24, 2001
Last Updated: January 24, 2001
It is possible to get a directory listing of the WEB-INF directory when
requesting pages from a JRun Web Server. It is also possible to display
the contents of the web.xml file in WEB-INF.
Under certain circumstances, submitting a malformed URI to JRun 3.0 will
return the web.xml file or a directory listing of the WEB-INF directory on
For example, a URL like:
can reveal a directory listing of the WEB-INF directory on the server,
Also, a URL like:
can retrieve the 'web.xml' file in the 'WEB-INF' directory.
Affected Software Versions
JRun 3.0 (all editions)
What Allaire is Doing
Allaire has published this bulletin, notifying customers of the problem.
Allaire has also released a patch that should resolve the issue in JRun
3.0. The patch is included in Service Pack 2 for JRun 3.0.
JRun 3.0 users can find the patch for installation at the following URIs
-- use the patch appropriate to your platform -- instructions for
installation are included:
Windows 95/98/NT/2000 and Windows NT Alpha:
UNIX/Linux patch - GNU gzip/tar:
It is recommended you back up your existing data before applying any
What Customers Should Do
Customers should download and install Service Pack 2.
Please note: As always, customers should test patch changes in a testing
environment before modifying production servers.
Allaire would like to recognize Vanja Hrustic of The Relay Group helping
to identify some of the issues related to this bulletin.
January 24, 2001 -- Bulletin first created.
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- Allaire Security Bulletin (ASB01-02) JRun 3.0 Ben Greenbaum (Jan 25)