Ubuntu 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : tomcat6 vulnerabilities (USN-899-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 44594
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt 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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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.