Amazon Linux AMI : tomcat7 Denial of Service (ALAS-2014-312)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A flaw was found in Apache Commons FileUpload. Specially-crafted input
could trigger a denial of service if the buffer used by the
MultipartStream was not big enough.

Tomcat 7 includes an embedded copy of Apache Commons FileUpload, so it
was possible to craft a malformed Content-Type header for a multipart
request which would cause Tomcat to enter an infinite loop.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?0dbe7a20

Solution :

Run 'yum update tomcat7' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73231 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0050