RHEL 5 : tomcat (RHSA-2007:0569)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25724


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated tomcat packages that fix two security issues and a packaging bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Tomcat is a servlet container for Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages (JSP) technologies.

Some JSPs within the 'examples' web application did not escape user provided data. If the JSP examples were accessible, this flaw could allow a remote attacker to perform cross-site scripting attacks (CVE-2007-2449).

Note: it is recommended the 'examples' web application not be installed on a production system.

The Manager and Host Manager web applications did not escape user provided data. If a user is logged in to the Manager or Host Manager web application, an attacker could perform a cross-site scripting attack (CVE-2007-2450).

Users of Tomcat should update to these erratum packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25724

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2007-0569.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/07/18

Modified: 2016/12/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tomcat5, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tomcat5-admin-webapps, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tomcat5-common-lib, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tomcat5-jasper, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tomcat5-jasper-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tomcat5-jsp-2.0-api, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tomcat5-jsp-2.0-api-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tomcat5-server-lib, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tomcat5-servlet-2.4-api, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tomcat5-servlet-2.4-api-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tomcat5-webapps, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/07/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/06/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2449, CVE-2007-2450

BID: 24475, 24476

OSVDB: 36079, 36080

RHSA: 2007:0569

CWE: 79