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Jakarta Tomcat Path Disclosure

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Tests for Tomcat Path Disclosure Vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Tomcat will reveal the physical path of the
webroot when asked for a .jsp file using a specially
crafted request.

A possible hacker may use this flaw to gain further knowledge
about the remote filesystem layout.

Solution : Upgrade to a later software version.
Network Security Threat Level: Low

Networks Security ID: 1531

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2001 Renaud Deraison

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