CentOS 5 : tomcat (CESA-2008:0042)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 43669

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Synopsis

The remote CentOS 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 tomcat packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?3b01cf4d

http://www.nessus.org/u?022f00b8

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 43669

File Name: centos_RHSA-2008-0042.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/6/2010

Updated: 1/4/2021

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:centos:centos:tomcat5, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:tomcat5-admin-webapps, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:tomcat5-common-lib, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:tomcat5-jasper, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:tomcat5-jasper-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:tomcat5-jsp-2.0-api, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:tomcat5-jsp-2.0-api-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:tomcat5-server-lib, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:tomcat5-servlet-2.4-api, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:tomcat5-servlet-2.4-api-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:tomcat5-webapps, cpe:/o:centos:centos:5

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/18/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/15/2007

Reference Information

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

BID: 26070, 27006

RHSA: 2008:0042

CWE: 22, 264