DSA 1593-1: New tomcat5.5 packages cross-site scripting
Posted on: 06/09/2008 11:20 PM

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

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1593-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff
June 09, 2008 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : tomcat5.5
Vulnerability : missing input sanitising
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s) : CVE-2008-1947

Tt was discovered that the Host Manager web application performed
insufficient input sanitising, which could lead to cross-site scripting.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in
version 5.5.20-2etch3.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 5.5.26-3.

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 GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
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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_5.5.20-2etch3.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 1277 119f28678cab927a6be1cd1e6622cb70
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_5.5.20-2etch3.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 29340 1018b80cfeeea2d4f68507be5cdee483

Architecture independent packages:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tomcat5.5/tomcat5.5-admin_5.5.20-2etch3_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1161468 170d5eb777223389eed37a8491825b42
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tomcat5.5/libtomcat5.5-java_5.5.20-2etch3_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 2385122 70ce8a752564f7cf074775d2619fe5ee
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tomcat5.5/tomcat5.5-webapps_5.5.20-2etch3_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1459186 1bdcdab47fcbe02f0ac9b20460f777c8
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tomcat5.5/tomcat5.5_5.5.20-2etch3_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 56958 89f2145bc6065b94faa74a0587cc908b


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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