Updated tomcat packages that fix several security issues 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 Java Server Pages
Tomcat was found treating single quote characters -- ' -- as delimiters in
cookies. This could allow remote attackers to obtain sensitive information,
such as session IDs, for session hijacking attacks (CVE-2007-3382).
It was reported Tomcat did not properly handle the following character
sequence in a cookie: \" (a backslash followed by a double-quote). It was
possible remote attackers could use this failure to obtain sensitive
information, such as session IDs, for session hijacking attacks
A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability existed in the Host Manager
Servlet. This allowed remote attackers to inject arbitrary HTML and web
script via crafted requests (CVE-2007-3386).
Users of Tomcat should update to these erratum packages, which contain
backported patches and are not vulnerable to these issues.