Oracle Linux 6 : tomcat6 (ELSA-2013-0964)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 68838


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


From 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.


Update the affected tomcat6 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 68838

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2013-0964.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2016/05/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tomcat6, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tomcat6-admin-webapps, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tomcat6-docs-webapp, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tomcat6-el-2.1-api, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tomcat6-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tomcat6-jsp-2.1-api, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tomcat6-lib, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tomcat6-servlet-2.5-api, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tomcat6-webapps, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/06/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2067

BID: 59799

OSVDB: 93252

RHSA: 2013:0964