Scientific Linux Security Update : tomcat6 on SL6.x i386/srpm/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 83455
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionIt 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.