Oracle Linux 6 : tomcat6 (ELSA-2016-0492)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 90111


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:0492 :

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 found that the expression language resolver evaluated expressions within a privileged code section. A malicious web application could use this flaw to bypass security manager protections. (CVE-2014-7810)

This update also fixes the following bug :

* Previously, using a New I/O (NIO) connector in the Apache Tomcat 6 servlet resulted in a large memory leak. An upstream patch has been applied to fix this bug, and the memory leak no longer occurs.

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


Update the affected tomcat6 packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 90111

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-0492.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/03/23

Modified: 2016/04/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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: 2016/03/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-7810

OSVDB: 122158

RHSA: 2016:0492