Scientific Linux Security Update : tomcat on SL5.x i386/x86_64

medium Nessus Plugin ID 60227
New! Vulnerability Priority Rating (VPR)

Tenable calculates a dynamic VPR for every vulnerability. VPR combines vulnerability information with threat intelligence and machine learning algorithms to predict which vulnerabilities are most likely to be exploited in attacks. Read more about what VPR is and how it is different from CVSS.

VPR Score: 3.8


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


Some JSPs within the 'examples' web application did not escape user provided data. If the JSP examples were accessible, this flaw could allow a remote attacker to perform cross-site scripting attacks (CVE-2007-2449).

Note: it is recommended the 'examples' web application not be installed on a production system.

The Manager and Host Manager web applications did not escape user provided data. If a user is logged in to the Manager or Host Manager web application, an attacker could perform a cross-site scripting attack (CVE-2007-2450).

Tomcat was found to accept multiple content-length headers in a request. This could allow attackers to poison a web-cache, bypass web application firewall protection, or conduct cross-site scripting attacks. (CVE-2005-2090)

Tomcat permitted various characters as path delimiters. If Tomcat was used behind certain proxies and configured to only proxy some contexts, an attacker could construct an HTTP request to work around the context restriction and potentially access non-proxied content.

The implict-objects.jsp file distributed in the examples webapp displayed a number of unfiltered header values. If the JSP examples were accessible, this flaw could allow a remote attacker to perform cross-site scripting attacks. (CVE-2006-7195)


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60227

File Name: sl_20070717_tomcat_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.8

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 7/17/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2090, CVE-2006-7195, CVE-2007-0450, CVE-2007-2449, CVE-2007-2450

CWE: 22, 79