GLSA 200804-10 Tomcat: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 04/10/2008 10:10 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Tomcat: Multiple vulnerabilities. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200804-10
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Tomcat: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: April 10, 2008
Bugs: #196066, #203169
ID: 200804-10

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities in Tomcat may lead to local file overwriting,
session hijacking or information disclosure.

Background
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Tomcat is the Apache Jakarta Project's official implementation of Java
Servlets and Java Server Pages.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 www-servers/tomcat lt; 6.0.16 *gt;= 5.5.26
gt;= 6.0.16

Description
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The following vulnerabilities were reported:

* Delian Krustev discovered that the JULI logging component does not
properly enforce access restrictions, allowing web application to add
or overwrite files (CVE-2007-5342).

* When the native APR connector is used, Tomcat does not properly
handle an empty request to the SSL port, which allows remote
attackers to trigger handling of a duplicate copy of one of the
recent requests (CVE-2007-6286).

* If the processing or parameters is interrupted, i.e. by an
exception, then it is possible for the parameters to be processed as
part of later request (CVE-2008-0002).

* An absolute path traversal vulnerability exists due to the way that
WebDAV write requests are handled (CVE-2007-5461).

* Tomcat does not properly handle double quote (") characters or %5C
(encoded backslash) sequences in a cookie value, which might cause
sensitive information such as session IDs to be leaked to remote
attackers and enable session hijacking attacks (CVE-2007-5333).

Impact
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These vulnerabilities can be exploited by:

* a malicious web application to add or overwrite files with the
permissions of the user running Tomcat.

* a remote attacker to conduct session hijacking or disclose
sensitive data.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Tomcat 5.5.x users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=www-servers/tomcat-5.5.26"

All Tomcat 6.0.x users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=www-servers/tomcat-6.0.16"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-5333
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5333
[ 2 ] CVE-2007-5342
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5342
[ 3 ] CVE-2007-5461
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5461
[ 4 ] CVE-2007-6286
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6286
[ 5 ] CVE-2008-0002
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0002

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200804-10.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2008 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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