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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated tomcat packages that fix multiple security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.
Tomcat is a servlet container for Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages
Tomcat was found to accept multiple content-length headers in a
request. This could allow attackers to poison a web-cache, bypass web
application firewall protection, or conduct cross-site scripting
Tomcat permitted various characters as path delimiters. If Tomcat was
used behind certain proxies and configured to only proxy some
contexts, an attacker could construct an HTTP request to work around
the context restriction and potentially access non-proxied content.
The implict-objects.jsp file distributed in the examples webapp
displayed a number of unfiltered header values. If the JSP examples
were accessible, this flaw could allow a remote attacker to perform
cross-site scripting attacks. (CVE-2006-7195)
Users should upgrade to these erratum packages which contain an update
to Tomcat that resolves these issues. Updated jakarta-commons-modeler
packages are also included which correct a bug when used with Tomcat
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.1
Public Exploit Available : true