Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : tomcat6, tomcat7 vulnerabilities (USN-1841-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 66670


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


It was discovered that Tomcat incorrectly handled certain requests submitted using chunked transfer encoding. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause the Tomcat server to stop responding, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. (CVE-2012-3544)

It was discovered that Tomcat incorrectly handled certain authentication requests. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to inject a request that would get executed with a victim's credentials. This issue only affected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.10. (CVE-2013-2067)

It was discovered that Tomcat sometimes exposed elements of a previous request to the current request. This could allow a remote attacker to possibly obtain sensitive information. This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 13.04. (CVE-2013-2071).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected libtomcat6-java and / or libtomcat7-java packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 66670

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1841-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/05/29

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libtomcat6-java, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libtomcat7-java, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/05/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3544, CVE-2013-2067, CVE-2013-2071

BID: 59797, 59798, 59799

OSVDB: 93252, 93253, 93254

USN: 1841-1