Oracle Linux 7 : tomcat (ELSA-2015-0983)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 83400
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionFrom Red Hat Security Advisory 2015:0983 :
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 Moderate 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 discovered that the ChunkedInputFilter in Tomcat did not fail subsequent attempts to read input after malformed chunked encoding was detected. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to make Tomcat process part of the request body as new request, or cause a denial of service. (CVE-2014-0227)
All Tomcat 7 users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing this update, the tomcat service will be restarted automatically.
SolutionUpdate the affected tomcat packages.