Amazon Linux AMI : tomcat6 Multiple Vulnerabilities (ALAS-2011-25)

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Synopsis :

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description :

Package updates are available for Amazon Linux AMI that fix the
following vulnerabilities :

Apache Tomcat 5.5.x before 5.5.34, 6.x before 6.0.33, and 7.x before
7.0.17, when the MemoryUserDatabase is used, creates log entries
containing passwords upon encountering errors in JMX user creation,
which allows local users to obtain sensitive information by reading a
log file.

Certain AJP protocol connector implementations in Apache Tomcat 7.0.0
through 7.0.20, 6.0.0 through 6.0.33, 5.5.0 through 5.5.33, and
possibly other versions allow remote attackers to spoof AJP requests,
bypass authentication, and obtain sensitive information by causing the
connector to interpret a request body as a new request.

See also :

Solution :

Run 'yum upgrade tomcat6*' to upgrade your system. After installing
the update, run 'service tomcat6 restart'.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69584 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1184