SuSE 10 Security Update : Tomcat 5 (ZYPP Patch Number 5955)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 41591


The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


Two old but not yet fixed security issues in tomcat5 were spotted and are fixed by this update :

- Apache Tomcat 5 before 5.5.17 allows remote attackers to list directories via a semicolon (;) preceding a filename with a mapped extension, as demonstrated by URLs ending with /;index.jsp and /;

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in certain applications using Apache Tomcat allowed remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via crafted 'Accept-Language headers that do not conform to RFC 2616'.

These issues were rated 'low' by the Apache Tomcat team.


Apply ZYPP patch number 5955.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 41591

File Name: suse_tomcat5-5955.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/09/24

Modified: 2012/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2009/01/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3835