Scientific Linux Security Update : tomcat6 on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 90146


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


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.

Tomcat must be restarted for this update to take effect.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 90146

File Name: sl_20160323_tomcat6_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/03/24

Modified: 2016/03/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

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: 2016/03/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-7810