Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : tomcat6 vulnerabilities (USN-1637-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that the Apache Tomcat HTTP NIO connector
incorrectly handled header data. A remote attacker could cause a
denial of service by sending requests with a large amount of header
data. (CVE-2012-2733)

It was discovered that Apache Tomcat incorrectly handled DIGEST
authentication. A remote attacker could possibly use these flaws to
perform a replay attack and bypass authentication. (CVE-2012-5885,
CVE-2012-5886, CVE-2012-5887).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected libtomcat6-java package.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63024 ()

Bugtraq ID: 56402

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2733

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