Scientific Linux Security Update : tomcat on SL7.x (noarch)

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

The following packages have been upgraded to a later upstream version:
tomcat (7.0.76).

Security Fix(es) :

- The Realm implementations did not process the supplied
password if the supplied user name did not exist. This
made a timing attack possible to determine valid user
names. Note that the default configuration includes the
LockOutRealm which makes exploitation of this
vulnerability harder. (CVE-2016-0762)

- It was discovered that a malicious web application could
bypass a configured SecurityManager via a Tomcat utility
method that was accessible to web applications.
(CVE-2016-5018)

- It was discovered that when a SecurityManager was
configured, Tomcat's system property replacement feature
for configuration files could be used by a malicious web
application to bypass the SecurityManager and read
system properties that should not be visible.
(CVE-2016-6794)

- It was discovered that a malicious web application could
bypass a configured SecurityManager via manipulation of
the configuration parameters for the JSP Servlet.
(CVE-2016-6796)

- It was discovered that it was possible for a web
application to access any global JNDI resource whether
an explicit ResourceLink had been configured or not.
(CVE-2016-6797)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?d8f82f90

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 102664 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-0762
CVE-2016-5018
CVE-2016-6794
CVE-2016-6796
CVE-2016-6797

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