FreeBSD : tomcat -- bypass of security constraints (f599dfc4-3ec2-11e2-8ae1-001a8056d0b5)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The Apache Software Foundation reports :

When using FORM authentication it was possible to bypass the security
constraint checks in the FORM authenticator by appending
'/j_security_check' to the end of the URL if some other component
(such as the Single-Sign-On valve) had called
request.setUserPrincipal() before the call to
FormAuthenticator#authenticate().

See also :

http://tomcat.apache.org/security-6.html
http://tomcat.apache.org/security-7.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?3a9ef6f2

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63160 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3546

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