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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60984

Synopsis

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

Description

A denial of service flaw was found in the way certain strings were converted to Double objects. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause Tomcat to hang via a specially crafted HTTP request.
(CVE-2010-4476)

Tomcat must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?d83ef0cd

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60984

File Name: sl_20110309_tomcat5_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.10

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:N/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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/03/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/02/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4476