Multiple Tomcat vulnerabilities in IntelligenceCenter

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Published Date: 
January 10, 2012
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Advisory Severity: 
CVSS v2 base score: 4.8 (AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P)
CVE Number: 
CVE-2008-5515 - CVSS base score: 3.3 (AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVE-2009-0783 - CVSS base score: 4.6 (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVE-2010-1157 - CVSS base score: 1.8 (AV:A/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVE-2010-2227 - CVSS base score: 4.8 (AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P)
CVE-2010-3718 - CVSS base score: 1.2 (AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVE-2010-4172 - CVSS base score: 2.9 (AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVE-2011-0013 - CVSS base score: 2.9 (AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVE-2011-1184 - CVSS base score: not yet assigned
CVE-2011-2204 - CVSS base score: 1.9 (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVE-2011-2729 - CVSS base score: 3.3 (AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

IntelligenceCenter uses a version of Tomcat that has several publicly documented vulnerabilities. The most severe vulnerability allows an attacker to mount a denial of service attack or to obtain sensitive information by using a specially crafted header.

Affected Products: 

All versions of IntelligenceCenter prior to version are vulnerable.

Advisory Details: 

IntelligenceCenter prior to version use Tomcat version 6.0.18. This version of Tomcat has several publicly documented vulnerabilities.  

The most severe vulnerability allows an attacker to read data that Tomcat is authorized to access allowing the attacker to view specific configuration data and data sent to and from IntelligenceCenter.  The attacker can also mount a denial of service attack using a specially crafted header rendering IntelligenceCenter partially unresponsive for administrative control as well as data transmission.

When IntelligenceCenter is deployed behind a firewall, as is recommended, an attacker must gain access from the internal network in order to mount an attack. The CVSS base scores included in this advisory are based on this deployment scenario.

If IntelligenceCenter is deployed outside of the firewall. the CVSS base score for all CVEs listed would be higher. The CVSS base score for this security advisory would be a 6.4 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P).

IntelligenceCenter contains an upgrade to Tomcat 6.0.33 fixing the CVEs documented in this security advisory.  Other Tomcat vulnerabilities are fixed by this upgrade, but are not listed in this Security Advisory.  The Tomcat installation is specifically designed and installed for the exclusive use of IntelligenceCenter.  Vulnerabilities not listed in this Security Advisory are not applicable to IntelligenceCenter's use of Tomcat.


Blue Coat recommends that IntelligenceCenter be deployed behind a firewall. Additional constraints on what IP addresses can be used to connect to IntelligenceCenter will greatly limit the ability to attack an IntelligenceCenter installation.


IntelligenceCenter 3.2 - a fix is available in The fix is available to customers with a valid BlueTouch Online login from

IntelligenceCenter 3.1 and earlier - please upgrade to a later version.

Advisory History: 

2012-01-17 Changed status to final

2012-01-10 Initial public release