Scientific Linux Security Update : tomcat6 on SL6.x i386/srpm/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 83455


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


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.

Tomcat must be restarted for this update to take effect.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 83455

File Name: sl_20150512_tomcat6_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/14

Modified: 2015/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/05/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0227