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.

java/org/apache/catalina/authenticator/ 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

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected tomcat packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.4
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 75107 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3544

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