Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 : tomcat6, tomcat7 vulnerabilities (USN-2130-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 72874
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Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that Tomcat incorrectly handled certain inconsistent HTTP headers. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to conduct request smuggling attacks. (CVE-2013-4286)

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-2013-4322)

It was discovered that Tomcat incorrectly applied the disableURLRewriting setting when handling a session id in a URL. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to conduct session fixation attacks. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
(CVE-2014-0033)

It was discovered that Tomcat incorrectly handled malformed Content-Type headers and multipart requests. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause the Tomcat server to stop responding, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 13.10. (CVE-2014-0050).

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.

Solution

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

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2130-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 72874

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2130-1.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/7/2014

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:ND/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:13.10

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/6/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/26/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4286, CVE-2013-4322, CVE-2014-0033, CVE-2014-0050

BID: 65400, 65767, 65769, 65773

USN: 2130-1