CentOS 5 : tomcat (CESA-2007:0569)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 25777


The remote CentOS 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 tomcat packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25777

File Name: centos_RHSA-2007-0569.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/27/2007

Updated: 1/4/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/22/2007

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/14/2007

Reference Information

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

BID: 24475, 24476

RHSA: 2007:0569

CWE: 79