Scientific Linux Security Update : tomcat6 on SL6.x (noarch)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 66665
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA flaw was found in the way the tomcat6 init script handled the tomcat6-initd.log log file. A malicious web application deployed on Tomcat could use this flaw to perform a symbolic link attack to change the ownership of an arbitrary system file to that of the tomcat user, allowing them to escalate their privileges to root. (CVE-2013-1976)
Note: With this update, tomcat6-initd.log has been moved from /var/log/tomcat6/ to the /var/log/ directory.
It was found that the SLSA-2013:0623 update did not correctly fix CVE-2012-5887, a weakness in the Tomcat DIGEST authentication implementation. A remote attacker could use this flaw to perform replay attacks in some circumstances. Additionally, this problem also prevented users from being able to authenticate using DIGEST authentication. (CVE-2013-2051)
Tomcat must be restarted for this update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.