Scientific Linux Security Update : tomcat6 on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

It was found that the expression language resolver evaluated
expressions within a privileged code section. A malicious web
application could use this flaw to bypass security manager
protections. (CVE-2014-7810)

This update also fixes the following bug :

- Previously, using a New I/O (NIO) connector in the
Apache Tomcat 6 servlet resulted in a large memory leak.
An upstream patch has been applied to fix this bug, and
the memory leak no longer occurs.

Tomcat must be restarted for this update to take effect.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 90146 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-7810

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