Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : tomcat5 (MDVSA-2011:156)

High Nessus Plugin ID 56551


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


Multiple vulnerabilities has been discovered and corrected in tomcat 5.5.x :

The implementation of HTTP DIGEST authentication in tomcat was discovered to have several weaknesses (CVE-2011-1184).

Apache Tomcat, when the MemoryUserDatabase is used, creates log entries containing passwords upon encountering errors in JMX user creation, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information by reading a log file (CVE-2011-2204).

Apache Tomcat, when sendfile is enabled for the HTTP APR or HTTP NIO connector, does not validate certain request attributes, which allows local users to bypass intended file access restrictions or cause a denial of service (infinite loop or JVM crash) by leveraging an untrusted web application (CVE-2011-2526).

Certain AJP protocol connector implementations in Apache Tomcat allow remote attackers to spoof AJP requests, bypass authentication, and obtain sensitive information by causing the connector to interpret a request body as a new request (CVE-2011-3190).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 56551

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2011-156.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2011/10/19

Modified: 2014/02/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/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:2010.1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/10/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1184, CVE-2011-2204, CVE-2011-2526, CVE-2011-3190

BID: 48456, 48667, 49353, 49762

MDVSA: 2011:156