Amazon Linux AMI : tomcat8 (ALAS-2018-959)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 106936

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

Incorrect documentation of CGI Servlet search algorithm may lead to misconfiguration

As part of the fix for bug 61201, the documentation for Apache Tomcat included an updated description of the search algorithm used by the CGI Servlet to identify which script to execute. The update was not correct. As a result, some scripts may have failed to execute as expected and other scripts may have been executed unexpectedly. Note that the behaviour of the CGI servlet has remained unchanged in this regard. It is only the documentation of the behaviour that was wrong and has been corrected. (CVE-2017-15706)

Solution

Run 'yum update tomcat8' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2018-959.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 106936

File Name: ala_ALAS-2018-959.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/02/22

Modified: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 5

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 5.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:tomcat8, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:tomcat8-admin-webapps, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:tomcat8-docs-webapp, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:tomcat8-el-3.0-api, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:tomcat8-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:tomcat8-jsp-2.3-api, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:tomcat8-lib, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:tomcat8-log4j, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:tomcat8-servlet-3.1-api, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:tomcat8-webapps, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/02/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-15706

ALAS: 2018-959