RHEL 5 : tomcat (RHSA-2007:0569)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated tomcat packages that fix two security issues and a packaging
bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

Tomcat is a servlet container for Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages
(JSP) technologies.

Some JSPs within the 'examples' web application did not escape user
provided data. If the JSP examples were accessible, this flaw could
allow a remote attacker to perform cross-site scripting attacks
(CVE-2007-2449).

Note: it is recommended the 'examples' web application not be
installed on a production system.

The Manager and Host Manager web applications did not escape user
provided data. If a user is logged in to the Manager or Host Manager
web application, an attacker could perform a cross-site scripting
attack (CVE-2007-2450).

Users of Tomcat should update to these erratum packages, which contain
backported patches to correct these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-2449.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-2450.html
http://tomcat.apache.org/security-5.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0569.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25724 ()

Bugtraq ID: 24475
24476

CVE ID: CVE-2007-2449
CVE-2007-2450