GLSA-200804-10 : Tomcat: Multiple vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 31957
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Synopsis

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200804-10 (Tomcat: Multiple vulnerabilities)

The following vulnerabilities were reported:
Delian Krustev discovered that the JULI logging component does not properly enforce access restrictions, allowing web application to add or overwrite files (CVE-2007-5342).
When the native APR connector is used, Tomcat does not properly handle an empty request to the SSL port, which allows remote attackers to trigger handling of a duplicate copy of one of the recent requests (CVE-2007-6286).
If the processing or parameters is interrupted, i.e. by an exception, then it is possible for the parameters to be processed as part of later request (CVE-2008-0002).
An absolute path traversal vulnerability exists due to the way that WebDAV write requests are handled (CVE-2007-5461).
Tomcat does not properly handle double quote (') characters or %5C (encoded backslash) sequences in a cookie value, which might cause sensitive information such as session IDs to be leaked to remote attackers and enable session hijacking attacks (CVE-2007-5333).
Impact :

These vulnerabilities can be exploited by:
a malicious web application to add or overwrite files with the permissions of the user running Tomcat.
a remote attacker to conduct session hijacking or disclose sensitive data.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

Solution

All Tomcat 5.5.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-servers/tomcat-5.5.26' All Tomcat 6.0.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-servers/tomcat-6.0.16'

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200804-10

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 31957

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200804-10.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Published: 4/17/2008

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:tomcat, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/10/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/14/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5333, CVE-2007-5342, CVE-2007-5461, CVE-2007-6286, CVE-2008-0002

GLSA: 200804-10

CWE: 22, 200, 264