Oracle Linux 5 : tomcat5 (ELSA-2011-0336)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2011:0336 :

Updated tomcat5 packages that fix one security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System
(CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is
available from the CVE link in the References section.

Apache Tomcat is a servlet container for the Java Servlet and
JavaServer Pages (JSP) technologies.

A denial of service flaw was found in the way certain strings were
converted to Double objects. A remote attacker could use this flaw to
cause Tomcat to hang via a specially crafted HTTP request.
(CVE-2010-4476)

Users of Tomcat should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue. Tomcat must be
restarted for this update to take effect.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2011-March/001984.html

Solution :

Update the affected tomcat5 packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 68225 ()

Bugtraq ID: 46091

CVE ID: CVE-2010-4476