SuSE 10 Security Update : tomcat5 (ZYPP Patch Number 7003)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 46170


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The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


This update of Apache Tomcat 5 fixes the following security issues :

A directory traversal vulnerability allows remote attackers to create or overwrite arbitrary files and directories with a specially crafted WAR file (CVE-2009-2693 / CVE-2009-2902). When autoDeploy is enabled, the automatic deployment process deploys appBase files that remain from a failed undeploy, which might allow remote attackers to bypass intended authentication requirements via HTTP requests.

Note that this is a re-release of the security update to correct a regression. The previous patch caused tomcat to delete files it spuriously associated with a failed undeploy.


Apply ZYPP patch number 7003.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 46170

File Name: suse_tomcat5-7003.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/28/2010

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


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:suse:suse_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 4/22/2010

Reference Information

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

CWE: 22, 264