Scientific Linux Security Update : tomcat on SL5.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60227
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionSome 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)
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.