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CentOS Update for tomcat6 CESA-2013:0869 centos6

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

CentOS Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.9

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

9 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'tomcat6' package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Insight

Insight

Apache Tomcat is a servlet container for the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages (JSP) technologies. A flaw was found in the way the tomcat6 init script handled the tomcat6-initd.log log file. A malicious web application deployed on Tomcat could use this flaw to perform a symbolic link attack to change the ownership of an arbitrary system file to that of the tomcat user, allowing them to escalate their privileges to root. (CVE-2013-1976) Note: With this update, tomcat6-initd.log has been moved from /var/log/tomcat6/ to the /var/log/ directory. It was found that the RHSA-2013:0623 update did not correctly fix CVE-2012-5887, a weakness in the Tomcat DIGEST authentication implementation. A remote attacker could use this flaw to perform replay attacks in some circumstances. Additionally, this problem also prevented users from being able to authenticate using DIGEST authentication. (CVE-2013-2051) Red Hat would like to thank Simon Fayer of Imperial College London for reporting the CVE-2013-1976 issue. Users of Tomcat are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which correct these issues. Tomcat must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Affected Software

Affected Software

tomcat6 on CentOS 6

Solution

Solution

Please install the updated packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)