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
requests.

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 : 6.4
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 48757 ()

Bugtraq ID: 41544

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2227