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Apache Tomcat source.jsp malformed request information disclosure

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for the Tomcat source.jsp malformed request vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The source.jsp file, distributed with Apache Tomcat server, will
disclose information when passed a malformed request. As a result,
information such as the web root path and directory listings could
be obtained.

Example: http://target/examples/jsp/source.jsp?? - reveals the web root
http://target/examples/jsp/source.jsp?/jsp/ - reveals the contents of the jsp directory

See also: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/4876

Solution: Remove default files from the web server

Network Security Threat Level: Medium

Networks Security ID: 4876

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 David Kyger

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