openSUSE Security Update : tomcat (openSUSE-SU-2013:1307-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

Tomcat was updated to fix security issues and bug: 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-2013-2067:
java/org/apache/catalina/authenticator/FormAuthenticator.java in the
form authentication feature in Apache Tomcat did not properly handle
the relationships between authentication requirements and sessions,
which allows remote attackers to inject a request into a session by
sending this request during completion of the login form, a variant of
a session fixation attack.

CVE-2012-3544: Tomcat were affected by a chunked transfer encoding
extension size denial of service vulnerability.

Also the following bug was fixed :

- Fix tomcat init scripts generating malformed classpath
(http://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/JT-18545)
bnc#804992

See also :

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2013-08/msg00014.html
http://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/JT-18545
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=768772
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=804992
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=822177
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=831117
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=831119

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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.4
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 75107 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3544
CVE-2013-1976
CVE-2013-2067

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