Mandriva Update for tomcat5 MDVSA-2008:188 (tomcat5)

Published: 2009-04-09 12:26:37
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

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

Summary:
Check for the Version of tomcat5

Affected Versions:
tomcat5 on Mandriva Linux 2008.0, Mandriva Linux 2008.0/X86_64, Mandriva Linux 2008.1, Mandriva Linux 2008.1/X86_64

Recommendations:
Please Install the Updated Packages.

Technical Details:
A number of vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Apache Tomcat server: The default catalina.policy in the JULI logging component did not restrict certain permissions for web applications which could allow a remote attacker to modify logging configuration options and overwrite arbitrary files (CVE-2007-5342). A cross-site scripting vulnerability was found in the HttpServletResponse.sendError() method which could allow a remote attacker to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via forged HTTP headers (CVE-2008-1232). A cross-site scripting vulnerability was found in the host manager application that could allow a remote attacker to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the hostname parameter (CVE-2008-1947). A traversal vulnerability was found when using a RequestDispatcher in combination with a servlet or JSP that could allow a remote attacker to utilize a specially-crafted request parameter to access protected web resources (CVE-2008-2370). A traversal vulnerability was found when the 'allowLinking' and 'URIencoding' settings were activated which could allow a remote attacker to use a UTF-8-encoded request to extend their privileges and obtain local files accessible to the Tomcat process (CVE-2008-2938). The updated Linux Distribution Packages have been patched to correct these issues.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2007-5342
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-1232
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-1947
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-2370
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-2938

References:

http://lists.mandriva.com/security-announce/2008-09/msg00005.php

Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
6.4
Published
2009-04-09
Modified
2017-07-06
Category
Mandrake Local Security Checks

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