Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : tomcat6 vulnerabilities (USN-1637-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that the Apache Tomcat HTTP NIO connector
incorrectly handled header data. A remote attacker could cause a
denial of service by sending requests with a large amount of header
data. (CVE-2012-2733)

It was discovered that Apache Tomcat incorrectly handled DIGEST
authentication. A remote attacker could possibly use these flaws to
perform a replay attack and bypass authentication. (CVE-2012-5885,
CVE-2012-5886, CVE-2012-5887).

Solution :

Update the affected libtomcat6-java package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63024 ()

Bugtraq ID: 56402

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2733