Debian DSA-2897-1 : tomcat7 - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 73421


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Multiple security issues were found in the Tomcat servlet and JSP engine :

- CVE-2013-2067 FORM authentication associates the most recent request requiring authentication with the current session. By repeatedly sending a request for an authenticated resource while the victim is completing the login form, an attacker could inject a request that would be executed using the victim's credentials.

- CVE-2013-2071 A runtime exception in AsyncListener.onComplete() prevents the request from being recycled. This may expose elements of a previous request to a current request.

- CVE-2013-4286 Reject requests with multiple content-length headers or with a content-length header when chunked encoding is being used.

- CVE-2013-4322 When processing a request submitted using the chunked transfer encoding, Tomcat ignored but did not limit any extensions that were included. This allows a client to perform a limited denial of service by streaming an unlimited amount of data to the server.

- CVE-2014-0050 Multipart requests with a malformed Content-Type header could trigger an infinite loop causing a denial of service.


Upgrade the tomcat7 packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 7.0.28-4+deb7u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 73421

File Name: debian_DSA-2897.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/9/2014

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:tomcat7, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/8/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2067, CVE-2013-2071, CVE-2013-4286, CVE-2013-4322, CVE-2014-0050

BID: 59798, 59799, 65400, 65767, 65773

DSA: 2897