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CESA-2007:0871: tomcat security update

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CESA-2007:0871: tomcat security update



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 technologies. 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 (CVE-2007-3385). 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.


  • centos-upgrade-tomcat5
  • centos-upgrade-tomcat5-admin-webapps
  • centos-upgrade-tomcat5-common-lib
  • centos-upgrade-tomcat5-jasper
  • centos-upgrade-tomcat5-jasper-javadoc
  • centos-upgrade-tomcat5-jsp-2-0-api
  • centos-upgrade-tomcat5-jsp-2-0-api-javadoc
  • centos-upgrade-tomcat5-server-lib
  • centos-upgrade-tomcat5-servlet-2-4-api
  • centos-upgrade-tomcat5-servlet-2-4-api-javadoc
  • centos-upgrade-tomcat5-webapps

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