SUSE SLES12 Security Update : tomcat (SUSE-SU-2021:3602-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 154907

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Synopsis

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

The remote SUSE Linux SLES12 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2021:3602-1 advisory.

- A vulnerability in the JNDI Realm of Apache Tomcat allows an attacker to authenticate using variations of a valid user name and/or to bypass some of the protection provided by the LockOut Realm. This issue affects Apache Tomcat 10.0.0-M1 to 10.0.5; 9.0.0.M1 to 9.0.45; 8.5.0 to 8.5.65. (CVE-2021-30640)

- Apache Tomcat 10.0.0-M1 to 10.0.6, 9.0.0.M1 to 9.0.46 and 8.5.0 to 8.5.66 did not correctly parse the HTTP transfer-encoding request header in some circumstances leading to the possibility to request smuggling when used with a reverse proxy. Specifically: - Tomcat incorrectly ignored the transfer encoding header if the client declared it would only accept an HTTP/1.0 response; - Tomcat honoured the identify encoding;
and - Tomcat did not ensure that, if present, the chunked encoding was the final encoding.
(CVE-2021-33037)

- Apache Tomcat 8.5.0 to 8.5.63, 9.0.0-M1 to 9.0.43 and 10.0.0-M1 to 10.0.2 did not properly validate incoming TLS packets. When Tomcat was configured to use NIO+OpenSSL or NIO2+OpenSSL for TLS, a specially crafted packet could be used to trigger an infinite loop resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2021-41079)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1185476

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1188278

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1188279

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1190558

http://www.nessus.org/u?51e6b5a7

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-30640

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-33037

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-41079

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 154907

File Name: suse_SU-2021-3602-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/5/2021

Updated: 1/26/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-30640

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:javapackages-tools, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:tomcat, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:tomcat-admin-webapps, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:tomcat-docs-webapp, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:tomcat-el-3_0-api, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:tomcat-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:tomcat-jsp-2_3-api, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:tomcat-lib, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:tomcat-servlet-4_0-api, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:tomcat-webapps, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/3/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/10/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-30640, CVE-2021-33037, CVE-2021-41079

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2021:3602-1

IAVA: 2021-A-0303-S