Scientific Linux Security Update : tomcat5 on SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A flaw was found in the way Tomcat handled the Transfer-Encoding
header in HTTP requests. A specially crafted HTTP request could
prevent Tomcat from sending replies, or cause Tomcat to return
truncated replies, or replies containing data related to the requests
of other users, for all subsequent HTTP requests. (CVE-2010-2227)

The Tomcat security update RHSA-2009:1164 did not, unlike the erratum
text stated, provide a fix for CVE-2009-0781, a cross-site scripting
(XSS) flaw in the examples calendar application. With some web
browsers, remote attackers could use this flaw to inject arbitrary web
script or HTML via the 'time' parameter. (CVE-2009-2696)

Two directory traversal flaws were found in the Tomcat deployment
process. A specially crafted WAR file could, when deployed, cause a
file to be created outside of the web root into any directory writable
by the Tomcat user, or could lead to the deletion of files in the
Tomcat host's work directory. (CVE-2009-2693, CVE-2009-2902)

Tomcat must be restarted for this update to take effect.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60828 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0781