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

This script is Copyright (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

A flaw was found in the way the tomcat5 init script handled the
catalina.out log file. A malicious web application deployed on Tomcat
could use this flaw to perform a symbolic link attack to change the
ownership of an arbitrary system file to that of the tomcat user,
allowing them to escalate their privileges to root. (CVE-2013-1976)

Note: With this update, /var/log/tomcat5/catalina.out has been moved
to the /var/log/tomcat5-initd.log file.

Tomcat must be restarted for this update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?21dffe0a

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 66664 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1976