Amazon Linux AMI : tomcat6 (ALAS-2013-196)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The (1) tomcat5, (2) tomcat6, and (3) tomcat7 init scripts, as used in
the RPM distribution of Tomcat for JBoss Enterprise Web Server 1.0.2
and 2.0.0, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6, allow local users to
change the ownership of arbitrary files via a symlink attack on (a)
tomcat5-initd.log, (b) tomcat6-initd.log, (c) catalina.out, or (d)
tomcat7-initd.log.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?e2b21cd5

Solution :

Run 'yum update tomcat6' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69754 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1976