RHEL 7 : tomcat (RHSA-2015:0983)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

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 Moderate
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 discovered that the ChunkedInputFilter in Tomcat did not fail
subsequent attempts to read input after malformed chunked encoding was
detected. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to make
Tomcat process part of the request body as new request, or cause a
denial of service. (CVE-2014-0227)

All Tomcat 7 users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After
installing this update, the tomcat service will be restarted
automatically.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2014-0227.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?b752042c
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-0983.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.7
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 83406 ()

Bugtraq ID: 72717

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0227

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