CVE-2017-5664

Priority
Medium
Description
The error page mechanism of the Java Servlet Specification requires that,
when an error occurs and an error page is configured for the error that
occurred, the original request and response are forwarded to the error
page. This means that the request is presented to the error page with the
original HTTP method. If the error page is a static file, expected
behaviour is to serve content of the file as if processing a GET request,
regardless of the actual HTTP method. The Default Servlet in Apache Tomcat
9.0.0.M1 to 9.0.0.M20, 8.5.0 to 8.5.14, 8.0.0.RC1 to 8.0.43 and 7.0.0 to
7.0.77 did not do this. Depending on the original request this could lead
to unexpected and undesirable results for static error pages including, if
the DefaultServlet is configured to permit writes, the replacement or
removal of the custom error page. Notes for other user provided error
pages: (1) Unless explicitly coded otherwise, JSPs ignore the HTTP method.
JSPs used as error pages must must ensure that they handle any error
dispatch as a GET request, regardless of the actual method. (2) By
default, the response generated by a Servlet does depend on the HTTP
method. Custom Servlets used as error pages must ensure that they handle
any error dispatch as a GET request, regardless of the actual method.
References
Bugs
Assigned-to
mdeslaur
Package
Upstream:released (7.0.78)
Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark):not-affected (7.0.78-1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):needed
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):needed
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):needed
Patches:
Upstream:https://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=1793471
Upstream:https://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=1793491
Package
Upstream:released (6.0.41-3)
Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark):DNE
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):needs-triage
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):needs-triage
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (6.0.45+dfsg-1)
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (8.5.15)
Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark):not-affected (8.5.21-1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):needed
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):needed
Patches:
Upstream:https://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=1793470
Upstream:https://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=1793489
More Information

Updated: 2017-09-27 22:14:13 UTC (commit 13410)