FreeBSD : tomcat -- Denial of Service (4ca26574-2a2c-11e2-99c7-00a0d181e71d)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 62885


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


The Apache Software Foundation reports :

The checks that limited the permitted size of request headers were implemented too late in the request parsing process for the HTTP NIO connector. This enabled a malicious user to trigger an OutOfMemoryError by sending a single request with very large headers.
This issue was identified by Josh Spiewak.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 62885

File Name: freebsd_pkg_4ca265742a2c11e299c700a0d181e71d.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/11/12

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:tomcat, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2012/11/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/11/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2733