Scientific Linux Security Update : tomcat6 on SL6.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60985
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA 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.
A flaw was found in the Tomcat NIO (Non-Blocking I/O) connector. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause a denial of service (out-of-memory condition) via a specially crafted request containing a large NIO buffer size request value. (CVE-2011-0534)
This update also fixes the following bug :
- A bug in the 'tomcat6' init script prevented additional Tomcat instances from starting. As well, running 'service tomcat6 start' caused configuration options applied from '/etc/sysconfig/tomcat6' to be overwritten with those from '/etc/tomcat6/tomcat6.conf'. With this update, multiple instances of Tomcat run as expected.
Tomcat must be restarted for this update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.