Updated tomcat packages that fix two security issues and a packaging bug
are now available for CentOS Linux 5.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
Tomcat is a servlet container for Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages (JSP)
Some JSPs within the 'examples' web application did not escape user
provided data. If the JSP examples were accessible, this flaw could allow a
remote attacker to perform cross-site scripting attacks (CVE-2007-2449).
Note: it is recommended the 'examples' web application not be installed on
a production system.
The Manager and Host Manager web applications did not escape user provided
data. If a user is logged in to the Manager or Host Manager web
application, an attacker could perform a cross-site scripting attack
Users of Tomcat should update to these erratum packages, which contain
backported patches to correct these issues.