Amazon Linux AMI : tomcat7 / tomcat8 (ALAS-2017-822)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 99535
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Synopsis

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

Description

Incorrect handling of pipelined requests when send file was used

A bug in the handling of the pipelined requests in Apache Tomcat 9.0.0.M1 to 9.0.0.M18, 8.5.0 to 8.5.12, 8.0.0.RC1 to 8.0.42, 7.0.0 to 7.0.76, and 6.0.0 to 6.0.52, when send file was used, results in the pipelined request being lost when send file processing of the previous request completed. This could result in responses appearing to be sent for the wrong request. For example, a user agent that sent requests A, B and C could see the correct response for request A, the response for request C for request B and no response for request C. (CVE-2017-5647)

Calls to application listeners did not use the appropriate facade object

While investigating bug 60718, it was noticed that some calls to application listeners in Apache Tomcat 9.0.0.M1 to 9.0.0.M17, 8.5.0 to 8.5.11, 8.0.0.RC1 to 8.0.41, and 7.0.0 to 7.0.75 did not use the appropriate facade object. When running an untrusted application under a SecurityManager, it was therefore possible for that untrusted application to retain a reference to the request or response object and thereby access and/or modify information associated with another web application. (CVE-2017-5648)

Solution

Run 'yum update tomcat7' to update your system.

Run 'yum update tomcat8' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2017-822.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 99535

File Name: ala_ALAS-2017-822.nasl

Version: 3.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/21/2017

Updated: 4/18/2018

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:tomcat7, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:tomcat7-admin-webapps, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:tomcat7-docs-webapp, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:tomcat7-el-2.2-api, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:tomcat7-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:tomcat7-jsp-2.2-api, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:tomcat7-lib, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:tomcat7-log4j, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:tomcat7-servlet-3.0-api, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:tomcat7-webapps, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:tomcat8, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:tomcat8-admin-webapps, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:tomcat8-docs-webapp, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:tomcat8-el-3.0-api, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:tomcat8-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:tomcat8-jsp-2.3-api, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:tomcat8-lib, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:tomcat8-log4j, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:tomcat8-servlet-3.1-api, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:tomcat8-webapps, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 4/20/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5647, CVE-2017-5648

ALAS: 2017-822