FreeBSD : tomcat -- bypass of security constraints (f599dfc4-3ec2-11e2-8ae1-001a8056d0b5)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 63160


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


The Apache Software Foundation reports :

When using FORM authentication it was possible to bypass the security constraint checks in the FORM authenticator by appending '/j_security_check' to the end of the URL if some other component (such as the Single-Sign-On valve) had called request.setUserPrincipal() before the call to FormAuthenticator#authenticate().


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 63160

File Name: freebsd_pkg_f599dfc43ec211e28ae1001a8056d0b5.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/12/06

Modified: 2017/03/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:tomcat, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:tomcat7, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/12/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/12/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3546