Ubuntu 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : tomcat6 vulnerabilities (USN-899-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 44594

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

It was discovered that Tomcat did not correctly validate WAR filenames or paths when deploying. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted WAR file to be deployed and cause arbitrary files and directories to be created, overwritten, or deleted.

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Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/899-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 44594

File Name: ubuntu_USN-899-1.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/02/12

Updated: 2019/09/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libservlet2.5-java, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libservlet2.5-java-doc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libtomcat6-java, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:tomcat6, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:tomcat6-admin, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:tomcat6-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:tomcat6-docs, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:tomcat6-examples, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:tomcat6-user, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/02/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/01/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2693, CVE-2009-2901, CVE-2009-2902

BID: 37942, 37944, 37945

USN: 899-1

CWE: 22, 264