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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60470

Synopsis

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

Description

A cross-site scripting vulnerability was discovered in the HttpServletResponse.sendError() method. A remote attacker could inject arbitrary web script or HTML via forged HTTP headers. (CVE-2008-1232)

An additional cross-site scripting vulnerability was discovered in the host manager application. A remote attacker could inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the hostname parameter. (CVE-2008-1947)

A traversal vulnerability was discovered when using a RequestDispatcher in combination with a servlet or JSP. A remote attacker could utilize a specially crafted request parameter to access protected web resources. (CVE-2008-2370)

An additional traversal vulnerability was discovered when the 'allowLinking' and 'URIencoding' settings were activated. A remote attacker could use a UTF-8-encoded request to extend their privileges and obtain local files accessible to the Tomcat process.
(CVE-2008-2938)

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?2a60964c

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60470

File Name: sl_20080827_tomcat_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/08/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/06/04

Exploitable With

CANVAS (D2ExploitPack)

Elliot (Apache Tomcat File Disclosure)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1232, CVE-2008-1947, CVE-2008-2370, CVE-2008-2938

CWE: 22, 79