Scientific Linux Security Update : tomcat5 on SL5.x i386/x86_64

medium Nessus Plugin ID 60828
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Synopsis

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

Description

A flaw was found in the way Tomcat handled the Transfer-Encoding header in HTTP requests. A specially crafted HTTP request could prevent Tomcat from sending replies, or cause Tomcat to return truncated replies, or replies containing data related to the requests of other users, for all subsequent HTTP requests. (CVE-2010-2227)

The Tomcat security update RHSA-2009:1164 did not, unlike the erratum text stated, provide a fix for CVE-2009-0781, a cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw in the examples calendar application. With some web browsers, remote attackers could use this flaw to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the 'time' parameter. (CVE-2009-2696)

Two directory traversal flaws were found in the Tomcat deployment process. A specially crafted WAR file could, when deployed, cause a file to be created outside of the web root into any directory writable by the Tomcat user, or could lead to the deletion of files in the Tomcat host's work directory. (CVE-2009-2693, CVE-2009-2902)

Tomcat must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?76cc914b

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60828

File Name: sl_20100802_tomcat5_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

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

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: 8/2/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0781, CVE-2009-2693, CVE-2009-2696, CVE-2009-2902, CVE-2010-2227

CWE: 22, 79