Oracle Linux 6 : tomcat6 (ELSA-2013-0964)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 68838
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionFrom Red Hat Security Advisory 2013:0964 :
Updated tomcat6 packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.
Apache Tomcat is a servlet container for the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages (JSP) technologies.
A session fixation flaw was found in the Tomcat FormAuthenticator module. During a narrow window of time, if a remote attacker sent requests while a user was logging in, it could possibly result in the attacker's requests being processed as if they were sent by the user.
Users of Tomcat are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which correct this issue. Tomcat must be restarted for this update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected tomcat6 packages.