SUSE SLES15 / openSUSE 15 Security Update : tomcat (SUSE-SU-2023:2505-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 177283



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


The remote SUSE Linux SLES15 / SLES_SAP15 / openSUSE 15 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2023:2505-1 advisory.

- Apache Commons FileUpload before 1.5 does not limit the number of request parts to be processed resulting in the possibility of an attacker triggering a DoS with a malicious upload or series of uploads. Note that, like all of the file upload limits, the new configuration option (FileUploadBase#setFileCountMax) is not enabled by default and must be explicitly configured. (CVE-2023-24998)

- The fix for CVE-2023-24998 was incomplete for Apache Tomcat 11.0.0-M2 to 11.0.0-M4, 10.1.5 to 10.1.7, 9.0.71 to 9.0.73 and 8.5.85 to 8.5.87. If non-default HTTP connector settings were used such that the maxParameterCount could be reached using query string parameters and a request was submitted that supplied exactly maxParameterCount parameters in the query string, the limit for uploaded request parts could be bypassed with the potential for a denial of service to occur. (CVE-2023-28709)

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


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 177283

File Name: suse_SU-2023-2505-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/14/2023

Updated: 7/14/2023

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-28709


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: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:tomcat, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:tomcat-admin-webapps, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:tomcat-el-3_0-api, 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:15

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: 6/13/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/20/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-24998, CVE-2023-28709

IAVA: 2023-A-0112-S, 2023-A-0266-S

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2023:2505-1