Oracle Linux 7 : tomcat (ELSA-2017-1809)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 102031


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:1809 :

An update for tomcat is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

Apache Tomcat is a servlet container for the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages (JSP) technologies.

Security Fix(es) :

* A vulnerability was discovered in the error page mechanism in Tomcat's DefaultServlet implementation. A crafted HTTP request could cause undesired side effects, possibly including the removal or replacement of the custom error page. (CVE-2017-5664)

* A vulnerability was discovered in Tomcat. When running an untrusted application under a SecurityManager it was possible, under some circumstances, for that application to retain references to the request or response objects and thereby access and/or modify information associated with another web application. (CVE-2017-5648)


Update the affected tomcat packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 102031

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2017-1809.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/07/28

Modified: 2018/02/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 9.1

Temporal Score: 8.2

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tomcat, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tomcat-admin-webapps, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tomcat-docs-webapp, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tomcat-el-2.2-api, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tomcat-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tomcat-jsp-2.2-api, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tomcat-jsvc, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tomcat-lib, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tomcat-servlet-3.0-api, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tomcat-webapps, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/07/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5648, CVE-2017-5664

OSVDB: 155233, 158615

RHSA: 2017:1809