Amazon Linux AMI : tomcat8 (ALAS-2023-1868)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 183405

Synopsis

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

Description

The version of tomcat8 installed on the remote host is prior to 8.5.94-1.95. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ALAS-2023-1868 advisory.

- Incomplete Cleanup vulnerability in Apache Tomcat.When recycling various internal objects in Apache Tomcat from 11.0.0-M1 through 11.0.0-M11, from 10.1.0-M1 through 10.1.13, from 9.0.0-M1 through 9.0.80 and from 8.5.0 through 8.5.93, an error could cause Tomcat to skip some parts of the recycling process leading to information leaking from the current request/response to the next. Users are recommended to upgrade to version 11.0.0-M12 onwards, 10.1.14 onwards, 9.0.81 onwards or 8.5.94 onwards, which fixes the issue.
(CVE-2023-42795)

- The HTTP/2 protocol allows a denial of service (server resource consumption) because request cancellation can reset many streams quickly, as exploited in the wild in August through October 2023. (CVE-2023-44487)

- Improper Input Validation vulnerability in Apache Tomcat.Tomcat from 11.0.0-M1 through 11.0.0-M11, from 10.1.0-M1 through 10.1.13, from 9.0.0-M1 through 9.0.81 and from 8.5.0 through 8.5.93 did not correctly parse HTTP trailer headers. A specially crafted, invalid trailer header could cause Tomcat to treat a single request as multiple requests leading to the possibility of request smuggling when behind a reverse proxy. Users are recommended to upgrade to version 11.0.0-M12 onwards, 10.1.14 onwards, 9.0.81 onwards or 8.5.94 onwards, which fix the issue. (CVE-2023-45648)

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

Solution

Run 'yum update tomcat8' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2023-1868.html

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2023-42795.html

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2023-44487.html

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2023-45648.html

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/faqs.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 183405

File Name: ala_ALAS-2023-1868.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/19/2023

Updated: 2/23/2024

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-45648

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: 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, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:tomcat8, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:tomcat8-admin-webapps

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/16/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/10/2023

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 10/31/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-42795, CVE-2023-44487, CVE-2023-45648

IAVA: 2023-A-0534-S

IAVB: 2023-B-0083-S