Amazon Linux 2 : tomcat (ALAS-2018-1105)

high Nessus Plugin ID 118836
New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

The calculated severity for Plugins has been updated to use CVSS v3 by default. Plugins that do not have a CVSS v3 score will fall back to CVSS v2 for calculating severity. Severity display preferences can be toggled in the settings dropdown.

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux 2 host is missing a security update.

Description

An improper handing of overflow in the UTF-8 decoder with supplementary characters can lead to an infinite loop in the decoder causing a Denial of Service.(CVE-2018-1336)

Solution

Run 'yum update tomcat' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/AL2/ALAS-2018-1105.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118836

File Name: al2_ALAS-2018-1105.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/9/2018

Updated: 4/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:tomcat, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:tomcat-admin-webapps, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:tomcat-docs-webapp, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:tomcat-el-2.2-api, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:tomcat-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:tomcat-jsp-2.2-api, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:tomcat-jsvc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:tomcat-lib, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:tomcat-servlet-3.0-api, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:tomcat-webapps, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/7/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/2/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1336

ALAS: 2018-1105