Oracle Linux 5 : tomcat (ELSA-2007-0871)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0871 :

Updated tomcat packages that fix several security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

Tomcat is a servlet container for Java Servlet and Java Server Pages
technologies.

Tomcat was found treating single quote characters -- ' -- as
delimiters in cookies. This could allow remote attackers to obtain
sensitive information, such as session IDs, for session hijacking
attacks (CVE-2007-3382).

It was reported Tomcat did not properly handle the following character
sequence in a cookie: \' (a backslash followed by a double-quote). It
was possible remote attackers could use this failure to obtain
sensitive information, such as session IDs, for session hijacking
attacks (CVE-2007-3385).

A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability existed in the Host Manager
Servlet. This allowed remote attackers to inject arbitrary HTML and
web script via crafted requests (CVE-2007-3386).

Users of Tomcat should update to these erratum packages, which contain
backported patches and are not vulnerable to these issues.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-September/000337.html

Solution :

Update the affected tomcat packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67564 ()

Bugtraq ID: 25316

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3382
CVE-2007-3385
CVE-2007-3386