openSUSE Security Update : tomcat (openSUSE-2016-384)

high Nessus Plugin ID 90136
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This update for tomcat fixes the following issues :

Tomcat 8 was updated from 8.0.23 to 8.0.32, to fix bugs and security issues.

Fixed security issues :

- CVE-2015-5174: Directory traversal vulnerability in in Apache Tomcat allowed remote authenticated users to bypass intended SecurityManager restrictions and list a parent directory via a /..
(slash dot dot) in a pathname used by a web application in a getResource, getResourceAsStream, or getResourcePaths call, as demonstrated by the $CATALINA_BASE/webapps directory. (bsc#967967)

- CVE-2015-5346: Session fixation vulnerability in Apache Tomcat when different session settings are used for deployments of multiple versions of the same web application, might have allowed remote attackers to hijack web sessions by leveraging use of a requestedSessionSSL field for an unintended request, related to and

- CVE-2015-5345: The Mapper component in Apache Tomcat processes redirects before considering security constraints and Filters, which allowed remote attackers to determine the existence of a directory via a URL that lacks a trailing / (slash) character. (bsc#967965)

- CVE-2015-5351: The (1) Manager and (2) Host Manager applications in Apache Tomcat established sessions and send CSRF tokens for arbitrary new requests, which allowed remote attackers to bypass a CSRF protection mechanism by using a token. (bsc#967812)

- CVE-2016-0706: Apache Tomcat did not place org.apache.catalina.manager.StatusManagerServlet on the org/apache/catalina/core/ list, which allowed remote authenticated users to bypass intended SecurityManager restrictions and read arbitrary HTTP requests, and consequently discover session ID values, via a crafted web application. (bsc#967815)

- CVE-2016-0714: The session-persistence implementation in Apache Tomcat mishandled session attributes, which allowed remote authenticated users to bypass intended SecurityManager restrictions and execute arbitrary code in a privileged context via a web application that places a crafted object in a session. (bsc#967964)

- CVE-2016-0763: The setGlobalContext method in org/apache/naming/factory/ in Apache Tomcat did not consider whether ResourceLinkFactory.setGlobalContext callers are authorized, which allowed remote authenticated users to bypass intended SecurityManager restrictions and read or write to arbitrary application data, or cause a denial of service (application disruption), via a web application that sets a crafted global context.

The full changes can be read on:

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12-SP1:Update update project.


Update the affected tomcat packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 90136

File Name: openSUSE-2016-384.nasl

Version: 2.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/24/2016

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:tomcat, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:tomcat-admin-webapps, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:tomcat-docs-webapp, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:tomcat-el-3_0-api, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:tomcat-embed, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:tomcat-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:tomcat-jsp-2_3-api, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:tomcat-jsvc, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:tomcat-lib, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:tomcat-servlet-3_1-api, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:tomcat-webapps, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 3/23/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5174, CVE-2015-5345, CVE-2015-5346, CVE-2015-5351, CVE-2016-0706, CVE-2016-0714, CVE-2016-0763