Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : tomcat6 (MDVSA-2014:042)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72595


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


Updated tomcat6 packages fix security vulnerabilities :

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 (CVE-2012-3544).

A frame injection in the Javadoc component in Oracle Java SE 7 Update 21 and earlier, 6 Update 45 and earlier, and 5.0 Update 45 and earlier; JavaFX 2.2.21 and earlier; and OpenJDK 7 allows remote attackers to affect integrity via unknown vectors related to Javadoc (CVE-2013-1571).

A 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).

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 (CVE-2013-2067).

Note: With this update, tomcat6-initd.log has been moved from /var/log/tomcat6/ to the /var/log/ directory.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72595

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-042.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/02/20

Modified: 2016/05/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tomcat6, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tomcat6-admin-webapps, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tomcat6-docs-webapp, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tomcat6-el-2.1-api, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tomcat6-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tomcat6-jsp-2.1-api, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tomcat6-lib, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tomcat6-servlet-2.5-api, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tomcat6-systemv, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tomcat6-webapps, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/02/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3544, CVE-2013-1571, CVE-2013-1976, CVE-2013-2067

BID: 59797, 59799, 60186, 60634

MDVSA: 2014:042