Debian DSA-2160-1 : tomcat6 - several vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 51959


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several vulnerabilities were discovered in the Tomcat Servlet and JSP engine :

- CVE-2010-3718 It was discovered that the SecurityManager insufficiently restricted the working directory.

- CVE-2011-0013 It was discovered that the HTML manager interface is affected by cross-site scripting.

- CVE-2011-0534 It was discovered that NIO connector performs insufficient validation of the HTTP headers, which could lead to denial of service.

The oldstable distribution (lenny) is not affected by these issues.


Upgrade the tomcat6 packages.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 6.0.28-9+squeeze1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 51959

File Name: debian_DSA-2160.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/14/2011

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:tomcat6, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/13/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3718, CVE-2011-0013, CVE-2011-0534

BID: 46164, 46174, 46177

DSA: 2160