CentOS 5 : tomcat5 (CESA-2011:0336)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 53427

Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Updated tomcat5 packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

Apache Tomcat is a servlet container for the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages (JSP) technologies.

A denial of service flaw was found in the way certain strings were converted to Double objects. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause Tomcat to hang via a specially crafted HTTP request.
(CVE-2010-4476)

Users of Tomcat should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. Tomcat must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected tomcat5 packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?14c32a78

http://www.nessus.org/u?d275ab84

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 53427

File Name: centos_RHSA-2011-0336.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/04/15

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:tomcat5, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:tomcat5-admin-webapps, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:tomcat5-common-lib, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:tomcat5-jasper, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:tomcat5-jasper-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:tomcat5-jsp-2.0-api, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:tomcat5-jsp-2.0-api-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:tomcat5-server-lib, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:tomcat5-servlet-2.4-api, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:tomcat5-servlet-2.4-api-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:tomcat5-webapps, cpe:/o:centos:centos:5

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/04/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/02/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4476

BID: 46091

RHSA: 2011:0336