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

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

The following packages have been upgraded to a newer upstream version:
tomcat (7.0.69).

Security Fix(es) :

- A CSRF flaw was found in Tomcat's the index pages for
the Manager and Host Manager applications. These
applications included a valid CSRF token when issuing a
redirect as a result of an unauthenticated request to
the root of the web application. This token could then
be used by an attacker to perform a CSRF attack.

- It was found that several Tomcat session persistence
mechanisms could allow a remote, authenticated user to
bypass intended SecurityManager restrictions and execute
arbitrary code in a privileged context via a web
application that placed a crafted object in a session.

- A security manager bypass flaw was found in Tomcat that
could allow remote, authenticated users to access
arbitrary application data, potentially resulting in a
denial of service. (CVE-2016-0763)

- A denial of service vulnerability was identified in
Commons FileUpload that occurred when the length of the
multipart boundary was just below the size of the buffer
(4096 bytes) used to read the uploaded file if the
boundary was the typical tens of bytes long.

- A directory traversal flaw was found in Tomcat's A remote, authenticated user could use
this flaw to bypass intended SecurityManager
restrictions and list a parent directory via a '/..' in
a pathname used by a web application in a getResource,
getResourceAsStream, or getResourcePaths call.

- It was found that Tomcat could reveal the presence of a
directory even when that directory was protected by a
security constraint. A user could make a request to a
directory via a URL not ending with a slash and,
depending on whether Tomcat redirected that request,
could confirm whether that directory existed.

- It was found that Tomcat allowed the
StatusManagerServlet to be loaded by a web application
when a security manager was configured. This allowed a
web application to list all deployed web applications
and expose sensitive information such as session IDs.

Additional Changes :

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95863 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-5174

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