Ubuntu 9.04 / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS : tomcat6 vulnerability (USN-976-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 48757
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt 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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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.