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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for tomcat6 RHSA-2013:0869-01
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.

A flaw was found in the way the tomcat6 init script handled the
tomcat6-initd.log log file. A malicious web application deployed on Tomcat
could use this flaw to perform a symbolic link attack to change the
ownership of an arbitrary system file to that of the tomcat user, allowing
them to escalate their privileges to root. (CVE-2013-1976)

Note: With this update, tomcat6-initd.log has been moved from
/var/log/tomcat6/ to the /var/log/ directory.

It was found that the RHSA-2013:0623 update did not correctly fix
CVE-2012-5887, a weakness in the Tomcat DIGEST authentication
implementation. A remote attacker could use this flaw to perform replay
attacks in some circumstances. Additionally, this problem also prevented
users from being able to authenticate using DIGEST authentication.

Red Hat would like to thank Simon Fayer of Imperial College London for
reporting the CVE-2013-1976 issue.

Users of Tomcat are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
correct these issues. Tomcat must be restarted for this update to take

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-2013-1976
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2013:0869
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2013:0870
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2013:0871
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2013:0872
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2013:1306 (Google Search)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2013-2051
BugTraq ID: 60187
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2012-5887
BugTraq ID: 56403
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2013:0623
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2013:0629
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2013:0631
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2013:0632
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2013:0633
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2013:0640
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2013:0647
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2013:0648
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2013:0726
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2012:1700 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2012:1701 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2013:0147 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: tomcat-digest-security-bypass(79809)
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