Debian DSA-1468-1 : tomcat5.5 - several vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 30060

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Tomcat servlet and JSP engine. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CVE-2008-0128 Olaf Kock discovered that HTTPS encryption was insufficiently enforced for single-sign-on cookies, which could result in information disclosure.

- CVE-2007-2450 It was discovered that the Manager and Host Manager web applications performed insufficient input sanitising, which could lead to cross site scripting.

This update also adapts the tomcat5.5-webapps package to the tightened JULI permissions introduced in the previous tomcat5.5 DSA. However, it should be noted, that the tomcat5.5-webapps is for demonstration and documentation purposes only and should not be used for production systems.

Solution

Upgrade the tomcat5.5 packages.

The old stable distribution (sarge) doesn't contain tomcat5.5.

For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 5.5.20-2etch2.

See Also

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-0128

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2007-2450

https://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1468

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 30060

File Name: debian_DSA-1468.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/01/27

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:tomcat5.5, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/01/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2450, CVE-2008-0128

BID: 24475

DSA: 1468

CWE: 16, 79