DSA 1447-1: New tomcat5.5 packages fix several vulnerabilities
Posted on: 01/04/2008 12:10 AM

The Debian Security Team published a new security update for Debian GNU/Linux. Here the announcement:

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1447-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff
January 03, 2008 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : tomcat5.5
Vulnerability : several
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s) : CVE-2007-3382 CVE-2007-3385 CVE-2007-3386 CVE-2007-5342 CVE-2007-5461

Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Tomcat
servlet and JSP engine. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
identifies the following problems:

CVE-2007-3382

It was discovered that single quotes (') in cookies were treated
as a delimiter, which could lead to an information leak.

CVE-2007-3385

It was discovered that the character sequence \\" in cookies was
handled incorrectly, which could lead to an information leak.

CVE-2007-3386

It was discovered that the host manager servlet performed
insufficient input validation, which could lead to cross-site
scripting.

CVE-2007-5342

It was discovered that the JULI logging component did not restrict
its target path, resulting in potential denial of service through
file overwrites.

CVE-2007-5461

It was discovered that the WebDAV servlet is vulnerable to absolute
path traversal.

For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in
version 5.5.20-2etch1.

The old stable distribution (sarge) doesn't contain tomcat5.5.

The unstable distribution (sid) will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your tomcat5.5 packages.

Upgrade instructions
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wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.


Debian 4.0 (stable)
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Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tomcat5.5/tomcat5.5_5.5.20.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 4796377 5775bae8fac16a0e3a2c913c4768bb37
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tomcat5.5/tomcat5.5_5.5.20-2etch1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 1277 c2193e917dd759a50b8481177bfcef39
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tomcat5.5/tomcat5.5_5.5.20-2etch1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 28422 6df1691cbea55b10e2d2d865b4b2983a

Architecture independent packages:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tomcat5.5/libtomcat5.5-java_5.5.20-2etch1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 2385530 5f6482d73f7507b5f2f050ea825ee800
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tomcat5.5/tomcat5.5-webapps_5.5.20-2etch1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1472296 4bc554684655794b1d82db2160d67bea
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tomcat5.5/tomcat5.5_5.5.20-2etch1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 56744 a1de64bb115d03c4d33c28065e0c793a
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tomcat5.5/tomcat5.5-admin_5.5.20-2etch1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1162332 ab90aab000037913260361eec812c573


These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next update.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show lt;pkggt;' and http://packages.debian.org/lt;pkggt;
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