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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated tomcat packages that fix one security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Low security
impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which
gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in
the References section.
Apache Tomcat is a servlet container for the Java Servlet and
JavaServer Pages (JSP) technologies.
It was found that, in certain circumstances, it was possible for a
malicious web application to replace the XML parsers used by Apache
Tomcat to process XSLTs for the default servlet, JSP documents, tag
library descriptors (TLDs), and tag plug-in configuration files. The
injected XML parser(s) could then bypass the limits imposed on XML
external entities and/or gain access to the XML files processed for
other web applications deployed on the same Apache Tomcat instance.
All Tomcat users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. Tomcat must be
restarted for this update to take effect.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3