RHEL 5 : tomcat (RHSA-2008:0042)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 31448

Synopsis

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

Description

Updated 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.
(CVE-2007-5461)

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.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2007-5342

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2007-5461

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008:0042

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 31448

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2008-0042.nasl

Version: 1.26

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/03/13

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/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, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.1

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: 2008/03/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/10/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5342, CVE-2007-5461

BID: 26070, 27006

RHSA: 2008:0042

CWE: 22, 264