Ubuntu 9.04 / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS : tomcat6 vulnerability (USN-976-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 48757

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Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that Tomcat incorrectly handled invalid Transfer-Encoding headers. A remote attacker could send specially crafted requests containing invalid headers to the server and cause a denial of service, or possibly obtain sensitive information from other requests.

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Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/976-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 48757

File Name: ubuntu_USN-976-1.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/26/2010

Updated: 9/19/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.5

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

Temporal Vector: 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:10.04:-:lts, 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/25/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/13/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2227

BID: 41544

USN: 976-1