FreeBSD : tomcat -- Denial of Service (4ca26574-2a2c-11e2-99c7-00a0d181e71d)

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

The Apache Software Foundation reports :

The checks that limited the permitted size of request headers were
implemented too late in the request parsing process for the HTTP NIO
connector. This enabled a malicious user to trigger an
OutOfMemoryError by sending a single request with very large headers.
This issue was identified by Josh Spiewak.

See also :

http://tomcat.apache.org/security.html
http://tomcat.apache.org/security-6.html
http://tomcat.apache.org/security-7.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?e350d2bf

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: 62885 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2733

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