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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2016 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 44594 ()

Bugtraq ID: 37942
37944
37945

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2693
CVE-2009-2901
CVE-2009-2902