Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : tomcat5 (MDVSA-2010:177)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 49207


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in tomcat5 :

Directory traversal vulnerability in Apache Tomcat 5.5.0 through 5.5.28 and 6.0.0 through 6.0.20 allows remote attackers to create or overwrite arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in an entry in a WAR file, as demonstrated by a ../../bin/catalina.bat entry (CVE-2009-2693).

The autodeployment process in Apache Tomcat 5.5.0 through 5.5.28 and 6.0.0 through 6.0.20, when autoDeploy is enabled, deploys appBase files that remain from a failed undeploy, which might allow remote attackers to bypass intended authentication requirements via HTTP requests (CVE-2009-2901).

Directory traversal vulnerability in Apache Tomcat 5.5.0 through 5.5.28 and 6.0.0 through 6.0.20 allows remote attackers to delete work-directory files via directory traversal sequences in a WAR filename, as demonstrated by the ...war filename (CVE-2009-2902).

Apache Tomcat 5.5.0 through 5.5.29 and 6.0.0 through 6.0.26 might allow remote attackers to discover the server's hostname or IP address by sending a request for a resource that requires (1) BASIC or (2) DIGEST authentication, and then reading the realm field in the WWW-Authenticate header in the reply (CVE-2010-1157).

Apache Tomcat 5.5.0 through 5.5.29, 6.0.0 through 6.0.27, and 7.0.0 beta does not properly handle an invalid Transfer-Encoding header, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application outage) or obtain sensitive information via a crafted header that interferes with recycling of a buffer. (CVE-2010-2227)

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The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 49207

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-177.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/09/13

Modified: 2016/11/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tomcat5, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tomcat5-admin-webapps, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tomcat5-common-lib, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tomcat5-jasper, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tomcat5-jasper-eclipse, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tomcat5-jasper-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tomcat5-jsp-2.0-api, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tomcat5-jsp-2.0-api-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tomcat5-server-lib, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tomcat5-servlet-2.4-api, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tomcat5-servlet-2.4-api-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tomcat5-webapps, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/09/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2693, CVE-2009-2901, CVE-2009-2902, CVE-2010-1157, CVE-2010-2227

BID: 37942, 37945, 39635, 41544

MDVSA: 2010:177

CWE: 22, 264