Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 14.10 / 15.04 : tomcat7 vulnerabilities (USN-2654-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that the Tomcat XML parser incorrectly handled XML
External Entities (XXE). A remote attacker could possibly use this
issue to read arbitrary files. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04
LTS. (CVE-2014-0119)

It was discovered that Tomcat incorrectly handled data with malformed
chunked transfer coding. A remote attacker could possibly use this
issue to conduct HTTP request smuggling attacks, or cause Tomcat to
consume resources, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only
affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2014-0227)

It was discovered that Tomcat incorrectly handled HTTP responses
occurring before the entire request body was finished being read. A
remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause memory
consumption, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only
affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2014-0230)

It was discovered that the Tomcat Expression Language (EL)
implementation incorrectly handled accessible interfaces implemented
by inaccessible classes. An attacker could possibly use this issue to
bypass a SecurityManager protection mechanism. (CVE-2014-7810).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected libtomcat7-java package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 84429 ()

Bugtraq ID: 67669
72717
74475
74665

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0119
CVE-2014-0227
CVE-2014-0230
CVE-2014-7810

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