Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 : tomcat6, tomcat7 vulnerabilities (USN-2130-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

It was discovered that Tomcat incorrectly handled certain inconsistent
HTTP headers. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to
conduct request smuggling attacks. (CVE-2013-4286)

It was discovered that Tomcat incorrectly handled certain requests
submitted using chunked transfer encoding. A remote attacker could use
this flaw to cause the Tomcat server to stop responding, resulting in
a denial of service. (CVE-2013-4322)

It was discovered that Tomcat incorrectly applied the
disableURLRewriting setting when handling a session id in a URL. A
remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to conduct session
fixation attacks. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
(CVE-2014-0033)

It was discovered that Tomcat incorrectly handled malformed
Content-Type headers and multipart requests. A remote attacker could
use this flaw to cause the Tomcat server to stop responding, resulting
in a denial of service. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 12.10 and
Ubuntu 13.10. (CVE-2014-0050).

Solution :

Update the affected libtomcat6-java and / or libtomcat7-java packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72874 ()

Bugtraq ID: 65400
65767
65769
65773

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4286
CVE-2013-4322
CVE-2014-0033
CVE-2014-0050