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[ GLSA 200703-16 ] Apache JK Tomcat Connector: Remote execution of arbitrary code
From: Raphael Marichez <falco () gentoo org>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2007 23:41:14 +0100

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200703-16
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  Severity: High
     Title: Apache JK Tomcat Connector: Remote execution of arbitrary
            code
      Date: March 16, 2007
      Bugs: #169433
        ID: 200703-16

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Synopsis
========

The Apache Tomcat Connector (mod_jk) contains a buffer overflow
vulnerability that could result in the remote execution of arbitrary
code.

Background
==========

The Apache HTTP server is a very widely used web server. mod_jk
provides the JK module for connecting Tomcat and Apache using the ajp13
protocol.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package            /   Vulnerable   /                  Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  www-apache/mod_jk      < 1.2.21-r1                   >= 1.2.21-r1

Description
===========

ZDI reported an unsafe memory copy in mod_jk that was discovered by an
anonymous researcher in the map_uri_to_worker function of
native/common/jk_uri_worker_map.c .

Impact
======

A remote attacker can send a long URL request to an Apache server using
Tomcat. That can trigger the vulnerability and lead to a stack-based
buffer overflow, which could result in the execution of arbitrary code
with the permissions of the Apache user.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Apache Tomcat users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apache/mod_jk-1.2.21-r1"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CVE-2007-0774
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-0774

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200703-16.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security () gentoo org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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