Amazon Linux AMI : tomcat6 (ALAS-2015-525)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 83495

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VPR Score: 2.5

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

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.

Solution

Run 'yum update tomcat6' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2015-525.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 83495

File Name: ala_ALAS-2015-525.nasl

Version: 2.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/18

Updated: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 2.5

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.4

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/05/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0227

ALAS: 2015-525

RHSA: 2015:0991