Scientific Linux Security Update : tomcat on SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A cross-site scripting vulnerability was discovered in the
HttpServletResponse.sendError() method. A remote attacker could inject
arbitrary web script or HTML via forged HTTP headers. (CVE-2008-1232)

An additional cross-site scripting vulnerability was discovered in the
host manager application. A remote attacker could inject arbitrary web
script or HTML via the hostname parameter. (CVE-2008-1947)

A traversal vulnerability was discovered when using a
RequestDispatcher in combination with a servlet or JSP. A remote
attacker could utilize a specially-crafted request parameter to access
protected web resources. (CVE-2008-2370)

An additional traversal vulnerability was discovered when the
'allowLinking' and 'URIencoding' settings were activated. A remote
attacker could use a UTF-8-encoded request to extend their privileges
and obtain local files accessible to the Tomcat process.
(CVE-2008-2938)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?3f06898c

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60470 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1232
CVE-2008-1947
CVE-2008-2370
CVE-2008-2938