Debian DSA-2401-1 : tomcat6 - several vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 57812


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


Several vulnerabilities have been found in Tomcat, a servlet and JSP engine :

- CVE-2011-1184 CVE-2011-5062 CVE-2011-5063 CVE-2011-5064 The HTTP Digest Access Authentication implementation performed insufficient countermeasures against replay attacks.

- CVE-2011-2204 In rare setups passwords were written into a logfile.

- CVE-2011-2526 Missing input sanitising in the HTTP APR or HTTP NIO connectors could lead to denial of service.

- CVE-2011-3190 AJP requests could be spoofed in some setups.

- CVE-2011-3375 Incorrect request caching could lead to information disclosure.

- CVE-2011-4858 CVE-2012-0022 This update adds countermeasures against a collision denial of service vulnerability in the Java hashtable implementation and addresses denial of service potentials when processing large amounts of requests.

Additional information can be found at


Upgrade the tomcat6 packages.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 6.0.35-1+squeeze2.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 57812

File Name: debian_DSA-2401.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/3/2012

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.8


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/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 Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/2/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1184, CVE-2011-2204, CVE-2011-2526, CVE-2011-3190, CVE-2011-3375, CVE-2011-4858, CVE-2011-5062, CVE-2011-5063, CVE-2011-5064, CVE-2012-0022

BID: 48456, 48667, 49353, 49762, 51200, 51442, 51447

DSA: 2401