FreeBSD : tomcat -- Denial of Service (7f5ccb1d-439b-11e1-bc16-0023ae8e59f0)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related
updates.

Description :

The Tomcat security team reports :

Analysis of the recent hash collision vulnerability identified
unrelated inefficiencies with Apache Tomcat's handling of large
numbers of parameters and parameter values. These inefficiencies could
allow an attacker, via a specially crafted request, to cause large
amounts of CPU to be used which in turn could create a denial of
service. The issue was addressed by modifying the Tomcat parameter
handling code to efficiently process large numbers of parameters and
parameter values.

See also :

http://tomcat.apache.org/security-5.html#Fixed_in_Apache_Tomcat_5.5.35
http://tomcat.apache.org/security-6.html#Fixed_in_Apache_Tomcat_6.0.34
http://tomcat.apache.org/security-7.html#Fixed_in_Apache_Tomcat_7.0.23
http://www.nessus.org/u?0fd32f27

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 57629 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0022

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