GLSA-200906-04 : Apache Tomcat JK Connector: Information disclosure

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200906-04
(Apache Tomcat JK Connector: Information disclosure)

The Red Hat Security Response Team discovered that mod_jk does not
properly handle (1) requests setting the 'Content-Length' header while
not providing data and (2) clients sending repeated requests very

Impact :

A remote attacker could send specially crafted requests or a large
number of requests at a time, possibly resulting in the disclosure of a
response intended for another client.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All Apache Tomcat JK Connector users should upgrade to the latest
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-apache/mod_jk-1.2.27'

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.6

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 39571 (gentoo_GLSA-200906-04.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5519