Note: This is an archival copy of Security Sun Alert 266429 as previously published on http://sunsolve.sun.com.|
Latest version of this security advisory is available from http://support.oracle.com as Sun Alert 1020872.1.
Sun Java System Web Server 6.1
Sun Java System Web Server 7.0
Date of Workaround Release
Date of Resolved Release
A Security Vulnerability in the Sun Java System Web Server Related to Handling of Dynamic Content May Lead to Unauthorized Information Disclosure
A security vulnerability in the Sun Java System Web Server related to handling of dynamic content may allow a remote unprivileged user to gain access to sensitive information on a Windows system running the Sun Java System Web Server application.
This issue is also referenced in the following document:
CVE-2009-2445 at http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2445
2. Contributing Factors
Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Update Release 6 can be downloaded from:
There are no predictable symptoms to indicate that this issue has been exploited to gain unauthorized access to information.
To work around the described issue, add the following mapping to the "config/default-web.xml" file:
and then restart the Web Server by executing the following commands as the 'root' user:
# <INSTALL-DIR>/admin-server/bin/startservwhere <INSTALL-DIR> is the path to the Sun Java System Web Server installation directory.
Refer to the product documentation for more information on editing the "default-web.xml" file.
Note: This workaround is valid only for Java Server Pages (JSP). There is no workaround to avoid this issue with other dynamic content provided by the Web Server.Refer to the product documentation for more information on editing the "default-web.xml" file.
This issue is addressed in the following releases:
For more information on Security Sun Alerts, see 1009886.1.
11-Sep-2009: Updated Contributing Factors and Resolution sections
28-Sep-2010: Updated Contributing Factors and Resolution sections, now Resolved
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