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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 102664


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


The following packages have been upgraded to a later upstream version:
tomcat (7.0.76).

Security Fix(es) :

- The Realm implementations did not process the supplied password if the supplied user name did not exist. This made a timing attack possible to determine valid user names. Note that the default configuration includes the LockOutRealm which makes exploitation of this vulnerability harder. (CVE-2016-0762)

- It was discovered that a malicious web application could bypass a configured SecurityManager via a Tomcat utility method that was accessible to web applications.

- It was discovered that when a SecurityManager was configured, Tomcat's system property replacement feature for configuration files could be used by a malicious web application to bypass the SecurityManager and read system properties that should not be visible.

- It was discovered that a malicious web application could bypass a configured SecurityManager via manipulation of the configuration parameters for the JSP Servlet.

- It was discovered that it was possible for a web application to access any global JNDI resource whether an explicit ResourceLink had been configured or not.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 102664

File Name: sl_20170802_tomcat_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/22

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0762, CVE-2016-5018, CVE-2016-6794, CVE-2016-6796, CVE-2016-6797