Oracle Linux 7 : tomcat (ELSA-2014-1034)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 77077

Synopsis

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

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2014:1034 :

Updated tomcat packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Low 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.

It was found that, in certain circumstances, it was possible for a malicious web application to replace the XML parsers used by Apache Tomcat to process XSLTs for the default servlet, JSP documents, tag library descriptors (TLDs), and tag plug-in configuration files. The injected XML parser(s) could then bypass the limits imposed on XML external entities and/or gain access to the XML files processed for other web applications deployed on the same Apache Tomcat instance.
(CVE-2014-0119)

All Tomcat users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. Tomcat must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected tomcat packages.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2014-August/004343.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 77077

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2014-1034.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/08/08

Updated: 2019/09/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tomcat, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tomcat-admin-webapps, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tomcat-docs-webapp, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tomcat-el-2.2-api, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tomcat-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tomcat-jsp-2.2-api, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tomcat-jsvc, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tomcat-lib, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tomcat-servlet-3.0-api, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tomcat-webapps, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

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: 2014/08/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/05/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0119

BID: 65768, 67667, 67668, 67669, 67671

RHSA: 2014:1034