Scientific Linux Security Update : tomcat6 on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A denial of service flaw was found in the way certain strings were
converted to Double objects. A remote attacker could use this flaw to
cause Tomcat to hang via a specially crafted HTTP request.
(CVE-2010-4476)

A flaw was found in the Tomcat NIO (Non-Blocking I/O) connector. A
remote attacker could use this flaw to cause a denial of service
(out-of-memory condition) via a specially crafted request containing a
large NIO buffer size request value. (CVE-2011-0534)

This update also fixes the following bug :

- A bug in the 'tomcat6' init script prevented additional
Tomcat instances from starting. As well, running
'service tomcat6 start' caused configuration options
applied from '/etc/sysconfig/tomcat6' to be overwritten
with those from '/etc/tomcat6/tomcat6.conf'. With this
update, multiple instances of Tomcat run as expected.
(BZ#676922)

Tomcat must be restarted for this update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?8caf78de
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=676922

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60985 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-4476
CVE-2011-0534