RHEL 4 : tomcat in Satellite Server (RHSA-2009:1617)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 43845

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Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description

An updated tomcat package that fixes several security issues is now available for Red Hat Network Satellite Server 5.1.

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

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

This update corrects several security vulnerabilities in the Tomcat component shipped as part of Red Hat Network Satellite Server. In a typical operating environment, Tomcat is not exposed to users of Satellite Server in a vulnerable manner: By default, only Satellite Server applications are running on Tomcat. This update will reduce risk in unique Satellite Server environments.

It was discovered that request dispatchers did not properly normalize user requests that have trailing query strings, allowing remote attackers to send specially crafted requests that would cause an information leak. (CVE-2008-5515)

A flaw was found in the way the Tomcat AJP (Apache JServ Protocol) connector processes AJP connections. An attacker could use this flaw to send specially crafted requests that would cause a temporary denial of service. (CVE-2009-0033)

It was discovered that web applications containing their own XML parsers could replace the XML parser Tomcat uses to parse configuration files. A malicious web application running on a Tomcat instance could read or, potentially, modify the configuration and XML-based data of other web applications deployed on the same Tomcat instance. (CVE-2009-0783)

Users of Red Hat Network Satellite Server 5.1 are advised to upgrade to this updated tomcat package, which contains backported patches to resolve these issues. Tomcat must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected tomcat5 package.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5515

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-0033

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-0783

http://tomcat.apache.org/security-5.html

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009:1617

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 43845

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2009-1617.nasl

Version: 1.31

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/10/2010

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.2

Temporal Score: 3.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tomcat5, 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: 11/30/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/11/2008

Exploitable With

CANVAS (D2ExploitPack)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5333, CVE-2008-5515, CVE-2009-0033, CVE-2009-0580, CVE-2009-0783

BID: 35416, 35193, 35263

CWE: 20, 200, 22

RHSA: 2009:1617