Scientific Linux Security Update : tomcat on SL7.x (noarch) (httpoxy)

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Security Fix(es) :

- It was discovered that the Tomcat packages installed
configuration file /usr/lib/tmpfiles.d/tomcat.conf
writeable to the tomcat group. A member of the group or
a malicious web application deployed on Tomcat could use
this flaw to escalate their privileges. (CVE-2016-5425)

- It was discovered that the Tomcat packages installed
certain configuration files read by the Tomcat
initialization script as writeable to the tomcat group.
A member of the group or a malicious web application
deployed on Tomcat could use this flaw to escalate their
privileges. (CVE-2016-6325)

- 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)

- It was discovered that tomcat used the value of the
Proxy header from HTTP requests to initialize the
HTTP_PROXY environment variable for CGI scripts, which
in turn was incorrectly used by certain HTTP client
implementations to configure the proxy for outgoing HTTP
requests. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw
to redirect HTTP requests performed by a CGI script to
an attacker-controlled proxy via a malicious HTTP
request. (CVE-2016-5388)

- A session fixation flaw was found in the way Tomcat
recycled the requestedSessionSSL field. If at least one
web application was configured to use the SSL session ID
as the HTTP session ID, an attacker could reuse a
previously used session ID for further requests.
(CVE-2015-5346)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?7a841931

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 94005 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-7810
CVE-2015-5346
CVE-2016-5388
CVE-2016-5425
CVE-2016-6325

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