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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for tomcat6 RHSA-2011:0791-01
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'tomcat6'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
The remote host is missing an update for the 'tomcat6'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
Apache Tomcat is a servlet container for the Java Servlet and JavaServer
Pages (JSP) technologies.

It was found that web applications could modify the location of the Tomcat
host's work directory. As web applications deployed on Tomcat have read and
write access to this directory, a malicious web application could use this
flaw to trick Tomcat into giving it read and write access to an arbitrary
directory on the file system. (CVE-2010-3718)

A cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw was found in the Manager application,
used for managing web applications on Tomcat. If a remote attacker could
trick a user who is logged into the Manager application into visiting a
specially-crafted URL, the attacker could perform Manager application tasks
with the privileges of the logged in user. (CVE-2010-4172)

A second cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw was found in the Manager
application. A malicious web application could use this flaw to conduct an
XSS attack, leading to arbitrary web script execution with the privileges
of victims who are logged into and viewing Manager application web pages.

This update also fixes the following bugs:

* A bug in the 'tomcat6' init script prevented additional Tomcat instances
from starting. As well, running 'service tomcat6 start' caused
configuration options applied from '/etc/sysconfig/tomcat6' to be
overwritten with those from '/etc/tomcat6/tomcat6.conf'. With this update,
multiple instances of Tomcat run as expected. (BZ#636997)

* The '/usr/share/java/' directory was missing a symbolic link to the
'/usr/share/tomcat6/bin/tomcat-juli.jar' library. Because this library was
mandatory for certain operations (such as running the Jasper JSP
precompiler), the 'build-jar-repository' command was unable to compose a
valid classpath. With this update, the missing symbolic link has been
added. (BZ#661244)

* Previously, the 'tomcat6' init script failed to start Tomcat with a 'This
account is currently not available.' message when Tomcat was configured to
run under a user that did not have a valid shell configured as a login
shell. This update modifies the init script to work correctly regardless of
the daemon user's login shell. Additionally, these new tomcat6 packages now
set '/sbin/nologin' as the login shell for the 'tomcat' user upon
installation, as recommended by deployment best practices. (BZ#678671 ...

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Affected Software/OS:
tomcat6 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2010-3718
BugTraq ID: 46177
Bugtraq: 20110205 [SECURITY] CVE-2010-3718 Apache Tomcat Local bypass of security manger file permissions (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-2160 (Google Search)
HPdes Security Advisory: HPSBST02955
HPdes Security Advisory: HPSBUX02645
HPdes Security Advisory: HPSBUX02725
HPdes Security Advisory: HPSBUX02860
HPdes Security Advisory: SSRT100627
HPdes Security Advisory: SSRT101146
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2011:005 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: tomcat-servletcontect-sec-bypass(65159)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2010-4172
BugTraq ID: 45015
Bugtraq: 20101122 [SECURITY] CVE-2010-4172: Apache Tomcat Manager application XSS vulnerability (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: tomcat-sessionlist-xss(63422)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-0013
BugTraq ID: 46174
Bugtraq: 20110205 [SECURITY] CVE-2011-0013 Apache Tomcat Manager XSS vulnerability (Google Search)
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