[SECURITY] CVE-2011-2204 - Apache Tomcat information disclosure

Original Release Date: September 5, 2011
Last Revised: April 2, 2013
Number: ASA-2011-254
Risk Level: Low
Advisory Version: 5.0
Advisory Status: Interim

1. Overview:

Apache Tomcat is a servlet container for the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages (JSP) technologies. The Apache Tomcat MemoryUserDatabase can create log entries containing passwords upon encountering errors in JMX user creation, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information by reading a log file. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2011-2204 to this issue.
More information about this vulnerability can be found in the security advisory issued by Apache Tomcat:

2. Avaya System Products with affected version(s) of Tomcat installed:
Product: Affected Version(s): Risk Level: Actions:
Avaya Aura® Application Enablement Services 5.2.x, 6.1.x Low Upgrade to 6.2 or later.
Avaya Aura® Application Server 5300:
  • SIP Core
1.0.x, 2.0.x, 3.0 Low

Application Server 5300 2.0 PB15 and earlier, upgrade to 2.0 PB16 or later.
Application Server 5300 3.0, upgrade to 3.0 PB1 or later.

Avaya Aura® Communication Manager 5.x Low Upgrade to Communication Manager 6.0 or later.
Avaya Communication Server 1000:
  • CS1000E
  • CS1000M
  • CS1000E/CS1000M Signaling Server
7.0, 7.5 Low See Mitigating Factors Table below.
Avaya Aura® Conferencing Standard Edition 6.0 including 6.0SP1 Low See recommended actions below.  This issue will be addressed in accordance with section five of Avaya's Product Security Vulnerability Response Policy
Avaya IP Office Application Server 6.1, 7.0 Low See recommended actions below.  This issue will be addressed in accordance with section five of Avaya's Product Security Vulnerability Response Policy
Avaya IQ 5.x Low See recommended actions below.  This issue will be addressed in accordance with section five of Avaya's Product Security Vulnerability Response Policy
Avaya Aura® Presence Services 5.2.x through 6.1.x Low See recommended actions below.  This issue will be addressed in accordance with section five of Avaya's Product Security Vulnerability Response Policy
Avaya Aura® SIP Enablement Services 4.0.x through 5.2.x Low See recommended actions below. This advisory will not be addressed as no further releases are planned.
Avaya Aura® System Manager 5.2.x through 6.1.x Low See recommended actions below.  This issue will be addressed in accordance with section five of Avaya's Product Security Vulnerability Response Policy
Avaya Aura® System Platform 1.1, 6.0, 6.2 Low Upgrade to Service Pack 6.2.1.0.9 or later.
Avaya Aura® Communication Manager Utility Services 6.0, 6.1 Low Upgrade to 6.2 or later.
Avaya Voice Portal 5.0.x, 5.1, 5.1.1, 5.1.2 Low Upgrade to Voice Portal 5.1.3 or later.

Recommended Actions for System Products:
Avaya strongly recommends that customers follow networking and security best practices by implementing firewalls, ACLs, physical security or other appropriate access restrictions. Though Avaya believes such restrictions should always be in place, risk to Avaya products and the surrounding network from this potential vulnerability may be mitigated by ensuring these practices are implemented until such time as an Avaya provided product update or the recommended Avaya action is applied. Further restrictions as deemed necessary based on the customer's security policies may be required during this interim period, but customers should not modify the System Product operating system or application unless the change is approved by Avaya. Making changes that are not approved may void the Avaya product service contract.

Mitigating Factors:

When determining risk, Avaya takes into account many factors as outlined by Avaya's Security Vulnerability Classification Policy. The following table describes factors that mitigate the risk of specific vulnerabilities for affected Avaya products:

Vulnerability Mitigating Factors
CVE-2011-2204
Avaya Communication Server 1000 does not use the vulnerable functionality, thus no upgrades are planned.
Rated a Low for other products since this exploit requires elevated privileges by a local user.

3. Additional Information:

Additional information may also be available via the Avaya support website and through your Avaya account representative. Please contact your Avaya product support representative, or dial 1-800-242-2121, with any questions.

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5. Revision History:

V 1.0 - September 5, 2011 - Initial Statement issued.
V 2.0 - September 6, 2012 - Updated CM, CS1000 Actions; removed SM product (not vulnerable).
V 3.0 - December 3, 2012 - Updated AS5300 and VP Actions.
V 4.0 - December 4, 2012 - Corrected VP Actions.
V 5.0 - April 2, 2013 - Updated AES, SP and US affected versions and actions.

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