Scientific Linux Security Update : tomcat on SL7.x (noarch)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 83456


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)

After installing this update, the tomcat service will be restarted automatically.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 83456

File Name: sl_20150512_tomcat_on_SL7_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