openSUSE Security Update : tomcat (openSUSE-SU-2013:1306-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

Tomcat was updated to fix two security issues: CVE-2013-1976: Avoid a
potential symlink race during startup of the tomcat server, where a
local attacker that gaine access to the tomcat chroot could escalate
privileges to root.

CVE-2013-2071:
java/org/apache/catalina/core/AsyncContextImpl.java in
Apache Tomcat 7.x did not properly handle the throwing of a
RuntimeException in an AsyncListener in an application,
which allows context-dependent attackers to obtain sensitive
request information intended for other applications in
opportunistic circumstances via an application that records
the requests that it processes.

See also :

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2013-08/msg00013.html
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=822177
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=831117

Solution :

Update the affected tomcat packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 75106 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1976
CVE-2013-2071

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