Oracle Linux 6 : tomcat6 (ELSA-2015-0991)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 83404


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2015:0991 :

Updated tomcat6 packages that fix one security issue and one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

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)

This update also fixes the following bug :

* Before this update, the tomcat6 init script did not try to kill the tomcat process if an attempt to stop it was unsuccessful, which would prevent tomcat from restarting properly. The init script was modified to correct this issue. (BZ#1207048)

All Tomcat 6 users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which correct these issues. Tomcat must be restarted for this update to take effect.


Update the affected tomcat6 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 83404

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2015-0991.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/13

Modified: 2015/12/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tomcat6, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tomcat6-admin-webapps, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tomcat6-docs-webapp, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tomcat6-el-2.1-api, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tomcat6-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tomcat6-jsp-2.1-api, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tomcat6-lib, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tomcat6-servlet-2.5-api, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tomcat6-webapps, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6

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: 2015/05/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0227

BID: 72717

OSVDB: 118214

RHSA: 2015:0991