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RHSA-2008:0648: tomcat security update

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RHSA-2008:0648: tomcat security update

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
08/03/2008
Created
07/25/2018
Added
09/09/2008
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Apache Tomcat is a servlet container for the Java Servlet and JavaServerPages (JSP) technologies.A cross-site scripting vulnerability was discovered in theHttpServletResponse.sendError() method. A remote attacker could injectarbitrary web script or HTML via forged HTTP headers. (CVE-2008-1232)An additional cross-site scripting vulnerability was discovered in the hostmanager application. A remote attacker could inject arbitrary web script orHTML via the hostname parameter. (CVE-2008-1947)A traversal vulnerability was discovered when using a RequestDispatcherin combination with a servlet or JSP. A remote attacker could utilize aspecially-crafted request parameter to access protected web resources.(CVE-2008-2370)An additional traversal vulnerability was discovered when the"allowLinking" and "URIencoding" settings were activated. A remote attackercould use a UTF-8-encoded request to extend their privileges and obtainlocal files accessible to the Tomcat process. (CVE-2008-2938)Users of tomcat should upgrade to these updated packages, which containbackported patches to resolve these issues.

Solution(s)

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

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