Debian DSA-395-1 : tomcat4 - incorrect input handling

medium Nessus Plugin ID 15232
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VPR Score: 4.4

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

Aldrin Martoq has discovered a denial of service (DoS) vulnerability in Apache Tomcat 4.0.x. Sending several non-HTTP requests to Tomcat's HTTP connector makes Tomcat reject further requests on this port until it is restarted.

Solution

Upgrade the tomcat4 packages and restart the tomcat server.

For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 4.0.3-3woody3.

See Also

http://www.debian.org/security/2003/dsa-395

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 15232

File Name: debian_DSA-395.nasl

Version: 1.21

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/29/2004

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:tomcat4, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/15/2003

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/15/2003

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0866

BID: 8824

DSA: 395