openSUSE Security Update : tomcat (openSUSE-SU-2012:1701-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 74853
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The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


- fix bnc#793394 - bypass of security constraints (CVE-2012-3546)

- tomcat-CVE-2012-3546.patch 892

- fix bnc#793391 - bypass of CSRF prevention filter (CVE-2012-4431)

- tomcat-CVE-2012-4431.patch 088

- document how to protect against slowloris DoS (CVE-2012-5568/bnc#791679) in README.SUSE

- fixes bnc#791423 - cnonce tracking weakness (CVE-2012-5885) bnc#791424 - authentication caching weakness (CVE-2012-5886) bnc#791426 - stale nonce weakness (CVE-2012-5887)

- tomcat-dont-parse-user-name-twice.patch 723

- tomcat-CVE-2009-2693-CVE-2009-2901-CVE-2009-2902.patch 807

- fix bnc#789406: HTTP NIO connector OOM DoS via a request with large headers (CVE-2012-2733)


- fix bnc#779538 - Tomcat7 default current workdir isn't /usr/share/tomcat


Update the affected tomcat packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 74853

File Name: openSUSE-2012-883.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/13/2014

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:tomcat, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:tomcat-admin-webapps, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:tomcat-docs-webapp, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:tomcat-el-2_2-api, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:tomcat-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:tomcat-jsp-2_2-api, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:tomcat-jsvc, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:tomcat-lib, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:tomcat-servlet-3_0-api, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:tomcat-webapps, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:12.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 12/18/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2693, CVE-2009-2901, CVE-2009-2902, CVE-2012-2733, CVE-2012-3546, CVE-2012-4431, CVE-2012-5568, CVE-2012-5885, CVE-2012-5886, CVE-2012-5887

CWE: 22, 264