SuSE Security Update: Security update for Tomcat 5 (tomcat5-6841)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 45472


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The remote SuSE system is missing the security patch tomcat5-6841


This update of tomcat5/6 fixes:

CVE-2009-2693: CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.8 CVE-2009-2902: CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 Directory traversal vulnerability allowed remote attackers to create or overwrite arbitrary files/dirs with a specially crafted WAR file.
CVE-2009-2901: CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 When autoDeploy is enabled the autodeployment process deployed appBase files that remain from a failed undeploy, which might allow remote attackers to bypass intended authentication requirements via HTTP requests.


Install the security patch tomcat5-6841

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 45472

File Name: suse_tomcat5-6841.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/9/2010

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2009-2693


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:10, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:tomcat5, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:tomcat5-admin-webapps, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:tomcat5-webapps

Required KB Items: Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Reference Information

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

CWE: 22, 264