RHEL 3 / 4 : tomcat in Satellite Server (RHSA-2007:1069)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 43834


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


Updated tomcat packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Network Satellite Server.

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.

It was reported Tomcat did not properly handle the following character sequence in a cookie: \' (a backslash followed by a double-quote). It was possible remote attackers could use this failure to obtain sensitive information, such as session IDs, for session hijacking attacks (CVE-2007-3385).

Tomcat was found treating single quote characters -- ' -- as delimiters in cookies. This could allow remote attackers to obtain sensitive information, such as session IDs, for session hijacking attacks (CVE-2007-3382).

The default Tomcat configuration permitted the use of insecure SSL cipher suites including the anonymous cipher suite. (CVE-2007-1858)

Tomcat permitted various characters as path delimiters. If Tomcat was used behind certain proxies and configured to only proxy some contexts, an attacker could construct an HTTP request to work around the context restriction and potentially access non-proxied content.

Directory listings were enabled by default in Tomcat. Information stored unprotected under the document root was visible to anyone if the administrator did not disable directory listings. (CVE-2006-3835)

It was found that generating listings of large directories was CPU intensive. An attacker could make repeated requests to obtain a directory listing of any large directory, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2005-3510)

Tomcat was found to accept multiple content-length headers in a request. This could allow attackers to poison a web-cache, bypass web application firewall protection, or conduct cross-site scripting attacks. (CVE-2005-2090)

Users should upgrade to these erratum packages which contain an update to Tomcat that resolves these issues, and add the tyrex and jakarta-commons-pool packages which are required dependencies of the new Tomcat version.


Update the affected jakarta-commons-pool, tomcat5 and / or tyrex packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 43834

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2007-1069.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/01/10

Modified: 2016/12/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:jakarta-commons-pool, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tomcat5, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tyrex, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4

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: 2007/11/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2090, CVE-2005-3510, CVE-2006-3835, CVE-2007-0450, CVE-2007-1858, CVE-2007-3382, CVE-2007-3385

BID: 13873, 15325, 19106, 22960, 25316

RHSA: 2007:1069

CWE: 22, 200