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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
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 :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 66664 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2013-1976
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