Ubuntu 9.04 / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS : tomcat6 vulnerability (USN-976-1)

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 incorrectly handled invalid
Transfer-Encoding headers. A remote attacker could send specially
crafted requests containing invalid headers to the server and cause a
denial of service, or possibly obtain sensitive information from other

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 48757 ()

Bugtraq ID: 41544

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2227