Amazon Linux AMI : tomcat6 Denial of Service (ALAS-2013-196)

This script is Copyright (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

A security flaw was found in the way init script implementation of the
Tomcat service, an Apache Servlet/JSP Engine, as used in various
versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora, performed management
of Tomcat log file. A local attacker could use this flaw to cause
denial of service or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the privileged system user (root) via symbolic link
attacks on Tomcat log file. (CVE-2013-1976)

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