[USN-2302-1] Tomcat vulnerabilities
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Jul 30 17:59:07 UTC 2014
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2302-1
July 30, 2014
tomcat6, tomcat7 vulnerabilities
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
Several security issues were fixed in Tomcat.
- tomcat7: Servlet and JSP engine
- tomcat6: Servlet and JSP engine
David Jorm discovered that Tomcat incorrectly handled certain requests
submitted using chunked transfer encoding. A remote attacker could use this
flaw to cause the Tomcat server to consume resources, resulting in a denial
of service. (CVE-2014-0075)
It was discovered that Tomcat did not properly restrict XSLT stylesheets.
An attacker could use this issue with a crafted web application to bypass
security-manager restrictions and read arbitrary files. (CVE-2014-0096)
It was discovered that Tomcat incorrectly handled certain Content-Length
headers. A remote attacker could use this flaw in configurations where
Tomcat is behind a reverse proxy to perform HTTP request smuggling attacks.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
CVE-2014-0075, CVE-2014-0096, CVE-2014-0099
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