Ubuntu 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : tomcat6 vulnerabilities (USN-899-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

It was discovered that Tomcat did not correctly validate WAR filenames
or paths when deploying. A remote attacker could send a specially
crafted WAR file to be deployed and cause arbitrary files and
directories to be created, overwritten, or deleted.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 44594 ()

Bugtraq ID: 37942

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2693