Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : tomcat5 (MDVSA-2012:085)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 59315


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


A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in tomcat5 :

Apache Tomcat 5.5.x before 5.5.35, 6.x before 6.0.34, and 7.x before 7.0.23 uses an inefficient approach for handling parameters, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via a request that contains many parameters and parameter values, a different vulnerability than CVE-2011-4858 (CVE-2012-0022).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 59315

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2012-085.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/05/31

Modified: 2013/11/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


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: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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/05/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0022

BID: 51447

MDVSA: 2012:085