Scientific Linux Security Update : tomcat on SL7.x (noarch) (20161010) (httpoxy)

high Nessus Plugin ID 94005
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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Security Fix(es) :

- It was discovered that the Tomcat packages installed configuration file /usr/lib/tmpfiles.d/tomcat.conf writeable to the tomcat group. A member of the group or a malicious web application deployed on Tomcat could use this flaw to escalate their privileges. (CVE-2016-5425)

- It was discovered that the Tomcat packages installed certain configuration files read by the Tomcat initialization script as writeable to the tomcat group.
A member of the group or a malicious web application deployed on Tomcat could use this flaw to escalate their privileges. (CVE-2016-6325)

- 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)

- It was discovered that tomcat used the value of the Proxy header from HTTP requests to initialize the HTTP_PROXY environment variable for CGI scripts, which in turn was incorrectly used by certain HTTP client implementations to configure the proxy for outgoing HTTP requests. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to redirect HTTP requests performed by a CGI script to an attacker-controlled proxy via a malicious HTTP request. (CVE-2016-5388)

- A session fixation flaw was found in the way Tomcat recycled the requestedSessionSSL field. If at least one web application was configured to use the SSL session ID as the HTTP session ID, an attacker could reuse a previously used session ID for further requests.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 94005

File Name: sl_20161010_tomcat_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 2.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/12/2016

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:tomcat, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:tomcat-admin-webapps, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:tomcat-docs-webapp, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:tomcat-el-2.2-api, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:tomcat-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:tomcat-jsp-2.2-api, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:tomcat-jsvc, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:tomcat-lib, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:tomcat-servlet-3.0-api, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:tomcat-webapps, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/10/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/7/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-7810, CVE-2015-5346, CVE-2016-5388, CVE-2016-5425, CVE-2016-6325