Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : tomcat5 (MDVSA-2012:085)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in tomcat5 :

Apache Tomcat 5.5.x before 5.5.35, 6.x before 6.0.34, and 7.x before
7.0.23 uses an inefficient approach for handling parameters, which
allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption)
via a request that contains many parameters and parameter values, a
different vulnerability than CVE-2011-4858 (CVE-2012-0022).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59315 ()

Bugtraq ID: 51447

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0022

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