RHEL 5 : tomcat (RHSA-2008:0648)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 34057
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Synopsis

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

Description

Updated tomcat packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Apache Tomcat is a servlet container for the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages (JSP) technologies.

A cross-site scripting vulnerability was discovered in the HttpServletResponse.sendError() method. A remote attacker could inject arbitrary web script or HTML via forged HTTP headers. (CVE-2008-1232)

An additional cross-site scripting vulnerability was discovered in the host manager application. A remote attacker could inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the hostname parameter. (CVE-2008-1947)

A traversal vulnerability was discovered when using a RequestDispatcher in combination with a servlet or JSP. A remote attacker could utilize a specially crafted request parameter to access protected web resources. (CVE-2008-2370)

An additional traversal vulnerability was discovered when the 'allowLinking' and 'URIencoding' settings were activated. A remote attacker could use a UTF-8-encoded request to extend their privileges and obtain local files accessible to the Tomcat process.
(CVE-2008-2938)

Users of tomcat should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-1232

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-1947

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-2370

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-2938

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008:0648

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 34057

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2008-0648.nasl

Version: 1.33

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/28/2008

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

Temporal Vector: 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:5.2

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: 8/27/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/4/2008

Exploitable With

CANVAS (D2ExploitPack)

Elliot (Apache Tomcat File Disclosure)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1232, CVE-2008-1947, CVE-2008-2370, CVE-2008-2938

BID: 29502, 30494, 30496, 30633

RHSA: 2008:0648

CWE: 22, 79