RHEL 5 : tomcat (RHSA-2008:0042)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 31448
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated tomcat packages that fix security issues and bugs 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 technologies.
A directory traversal vulnerability existed in the Apache Tomcat webdav servlet. In some configurations it allowed remote authenticated users to read files accessible to the local tomcat process.
The default security policy in the JULI logging component did not restrict access permissions to files. This could be misused by untrusted web applications to access and write arbitrary files in the context of the tomcat process. (CVE-2007-5342)
Users of Tomcat should update to these errata packages, which contain backported patches and are not vulnerable to these issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.