FreeBSD : tomcat -- Denial of Service (7f5ccb1d-439b-11e1-bc16-0023ae8e59f0)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 57629


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


The Tomcat security team reports :

Analysis of the recent hash collision vulnerability identified unrelated inefficiencies with Apache Tomcat's handling of large numbers of parameters and parameter values. These inefficiencies could allow an attacker, via a specially crafted request, to cause large amounts of CPU to be used which in turn could create a denial of service. The issue was addressed by modifying the Tomcat parameter handling code to efficiently process large numbers of parameters and parameter values.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 57629

File Name: freebsd_pkg_7f5ccb1d439b11e1bc160023ae8e59f0.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/01/23

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:tomcat, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:tomcat, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:tomcat, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2012/01/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/10/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0022