Scientific Linux Security Update : tomcat6 on SL6.x (noarch)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A flaw was found in the way the tomcat6 init script handled the
tomcat6-initd.log 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, tomcat6-initd.log has been moved from
/var/log/tomcat6/ to the /var/log/ directory.

It was found that the SLSA-2013:0623 update did not correctly fix
CVE-2012-5887, a weakness in the Tomcat DIGEST authentication
implementation. A remote attacker could use this flaw to perform
replay attacks in some circumstances. Additionally, this problem also
prevented users from being able to authenticate using DIGEST
authentication. (CVE-2013-2051)

Tomcat must be restarted for this update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?4cffdc09

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: 66665 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5887
CVE-2013-1976
CVE-2013-2051